Last week in the House


Week beginning 12 February 2019

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

  • The Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition made statements in relation to the death of former Member the Honourable Gordon Glen Denton Scholes, AO (12 February); further statements were made in the Federation Chamber (13 February)
  • The Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition made statements by indulgence in relation to the ten year anniversary of the Victorian bushfires (12 February); further statements were made in the Federation Chamber (13 February)
  • The Manager of Opposition Business raised a matter of privilege (13 February)
  • The Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition made statements in relation to the Closing the Gap report (14 February); referred to the Federation Chamber for debate

Legislation

33 bills were presented and 8 bills were passed by the House

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

Ministerial Statements

Closing the Gap: Prime Minister's report 2019 - Mr Morrison, Prime Minister (14 February)

Matters of Public Importance discussed

Committee and delegation business

Committee reports presented

Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources

Standing Committee on Environment and Energy

  • Inquiry into the management and use of Commonwealth environmental water (12 February)

Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport

  • Advisory report on the Aged Care Amendment (Staffing Ratio Disclosure) Bill 2018 (12 February)

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

  • Advisory report on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Police Powers at Airports) Bill 2018 (13 February)
  • Advisory report on the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Strengthening the Citizenship Loss Provisions) Bill 2018 (14 February)

Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Government responses to committee reports

Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation

  • Regions at the ready: Investing in Australia’s future (13 February)

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

  • Report 179: Reprocessing Nuclear Fuel—France; PACER Plus (12 February)

To read other committee reports, see committees 

Delegation reports presented

Australian Parliamentary Delegation to the 10th Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership Meeting (ASEP 10) Brussels, Belgium, 27 to 28 September 2018 (12 February)

To read other delegation reports, see Outgoing delegations and visits

Private Members’ motions

No private Members' motions were moved or debated

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