Week beginning 26 September

Week beginning 26 September 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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this web page may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

Key events

  • First speeches were made on: 
  • Attempted suspension of standing orders to allow a private member to introduce a bill dealing with taxation (27 September)
  • Statements on a significant matter relating to the death of Uncle Jack Charles (28 September)
  • Motion relating to the 20th anniversary of the Bali bombings (28 September)
  • Introduction of legislation to establish a National Anti-Corruption Commission (28 September)
  • Establishment of a Joint Select Committee on National Anti-Corruption Commission Legislation (28 September)


13 bills were presented and 11 bills were passed by the House 

Ministerial Statements

  • Government response to the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide interim report—Minister for Veterans' Affairs (26 September)

Matters of Public Importance

Committee and delegation business

Committee reports presented

House Standing Committee on Petitions

  • Report 1: Petitions and Ministerial responsesReport, 26 September 2022 (26 September)

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

  • Review of the listing and re-listing of eight organisations as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code: Abu Sayyaf Group, al-Qa’ida, al-Qa’ida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb, Hamas, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, Hurras al-Din, Jemaah Islamiyah, National Socialist Order—Report, September 2022 (26 September)

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

  • Human rights scrutiny report: Report 4 of 2022—Report, 28 September 2022 (28 September)

  • Annual report 2021—Report, 28 September 2022 (28 September)

Delegation reports presented

  • Australian Parliamentary Delegation to the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference, Halifax, Canada, 20 to 26 August 2022—Report (27 September)

Private Members' business

The following private members' bills were introduced on Monday, 26 September

The following private members' motions were moved and debated on Monday, 5 September