Week beginning 28 November 2022

Week beginning 28 November 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

  • Report of the Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Standards presented (29 November)
  • Statements relating to the death of Ernie Chester Walker OAM (29 November)
  • Statement by Speaker acknowledging the first anniversary of the Set the Standard Report (30 November)
  • Motion of censure of the former Prime Minister and Member for Cook is agreed to (30 November)
  • Prime Minister presents the Closing the Gap annual report and makes related ministerial statement (30 November)
  • End of year valedictory remarks made by Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Nationals (1 December)
  • Matter of Privilege raised in relation to the Member for Cook while Prime Minister (1 December)
  • Annual Climate Change Statement tabled, minister makes related ministerial statement (1 December)
  • Motion moved by Prime Minister relating to the performance of the Socceroos at the FIFA World Cup (1 December)
  • House sits on Friday to consider Senate amendments to the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022 (2 December)


21 bills were presented, and 14 bills were passed by the House

Ministerial Statements

  • Closing the Gap—Prime Minister (30 November)
  • Annual Climate Change Statement—Minister for Climate Change and Energy (1 December)

Matters of Public Importance

Committee and delegation business

Committee reports presented   

House Standing Committee on Petitions

  • Report 3: Petitions and Ministerial responses— Report, 28 November 2022 (28 November)

Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Standards

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

  • Robertson Barracks Base improvements and other works (5th report of 2022)—Report, November 2022 (28 November)

Joint Select Committee on Human Rights 

  • Human rights scrutiny report: Report 6 of 2022—Report, incorporating a dissenting report, 24 November 2022 (28 November)

Selection Committee

  • Report No. 7 relating to the consideration of committee and delegation business and private Members’ business on Monday, 6 February 2023 (30 November)

Joint Standing Committee on Treaties

  • Report 203: Australia-Japan Reciprocal Access Agreement; Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications—Report, November 2022 (1 December)

Government responses

House Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources

  • The Now Frontier: Developing Australia’s space industry—Government response, December 2022 (1 December)

Delegation reports presented

  • Australian Parliamentary Delegation to the 145th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, Kigali, Rwanda, 11 to 15 October 2022—Report, November 2022 (28 November)

Private Members' business

The following private members' bills were introduced on Monday, 28 November

The following private members' motions were moved and debated on Monday, 28 November