Week beginning 25 October

Week beginning 25 October 2022

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

  • Condolence motion for the former Member for the Division of North Sydney, John Michael Spender KC (25 October)
  • Statements, by indulgence, in relation to the floods in Australia (25 October)
  • Treasurer delivers Budget (25 October)
  • Motion relating to the anniversary of the national apology to the survivors and victims of institutional child sexual abuse (27 October)
  • Leader of the Opposition delivers Budget reply (27 October)


18 bills were presented, and 11 bills were passed by the House

Ministerial Statements

  • Regional ministerial budget statement—Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government (26 October)

Matters of Public Importance

Committee and delegation business

Committee reports presented  

Standing Committee on Appropriations and Administration

  • Report No. 24: Annual report 2021-22 (27 October)
  • Report No. 25: October budget estimates 2022-23 (27 October)

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

  • Human rights scrutiny report: Report 5 of 2022 (25 October

Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

  • AIR7000 phase 1B Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Facilities Project and other works (4th report of 2022) (26 October)

Selection Committee

  • Report No. 4 relating to the consideration of committee and delegation business and private members’ business on Monday, 7 November 2022 (26 October)

Delegation reports presented

There were no delegation reports

Private Members' business

No private members' bills were introduced

No private members' motions were moved or debated