The 45th Parliament was prorogued at 8.29 am on Thursday, 11 April 2019 and the House of Representatives was dissolved at 8.30 am on the same day.
A general election for the House of Representatives and half of the Senate will be held on Saturday, 18 May 2019.
What does this mean for the House of Representatives?
Upon dissolution of the House, all business on the Notice Paper lapses but may be introduced in the next Parliament in the usual way.
House committees and joint committees established by Act or resolution cease to exist but may be re-established in the next Parliament. Any inquiries that were not completed have lapsed and submissions cannot be received.