Last week in the House

Week beginning 21 June 2021

This page provides an overview of the key events of the last sitting week in the House of Representatives. It includes all bills presented and debated; and selected statements, debates and committee business. For the official record of proceedings, see the Votes and Proceedings. For a detailed procedural account of events, see the Procedural Digest and House Review.

Key events

  • Agreement for Members to contribute remotely to parliamentary proceedings presented (21 June)
  • Second Morrison Ministry: document presented (22 June)
  • Statement by Speaker: Matter of privilege raised by the Member for Clark (22 June)
  • Mr A.Wilkie (Member for Clark) moved that a matter of privilege be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Members' Interests, motion agreed to (22 June)
  • New quarantine facility in Victoria: Approval of work, debated and agreed to (23 June)
  • Statement by Speaker: Australian Human Rights Commission Independent Review (24 June)


13 bills were presented and 10 bills were passed by the House

Click here for a list of bills introduced and debated in the House

Ministerial Statements

There were no ministerial statements

Matters of Public Importance discussed

Committee and delegation business

Committee reports presented 

Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

  • Report of the inquiry on the future conduct of elections operating during times of emergency situations (24 June)

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

  • Australia’s response to the coup in Myanmar: Interim report for the inquiry into certain aspects of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Annual Report 2019-20 (24 June)

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

Human rights scrutiny report: Report 8 of 2021 (23 June)

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Report on the review of the re-listing of Hizballah's External Security Organisation as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code (23 June)

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement

  • COVID-19, criminal activity and law enforcement (21 June)

Standing Committee on Petitions

  • Report 27: Petitions and Ministerial responses (21 June)
  • Report on the inquiry into aspects of petitioning security and accessibility (24 June)

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

  • Referral made April 2021 (3rd report of 2021) (21 June)

Selection Committee

  • Report No. 34 relating to the consideration of bills introduced 22 February 2021 (24 June)

Government responses

Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities

  • Fairer funding and financing of faster rail: Inquiry into options for financing faster rail (22 June)

Delegation reports presented

There were no delegation reports presented

Private Members’ business

The following private members' motions were moved and debated on Monday, 21 June and Wednesday, 23 June 2021