Sitting week beginning Tuesday 2 April, 2019
Sitting week beginning Tuesday, 2 April 2019 — 3rd House sitting week of the 45th Parliament’s 2019 autumn sittings.
This page summarises matters expected to be considered by the House of Representatives and its Federation Chamber. It is updated weekly during sittings. For a full report of the business dealt with, including a list of documents presented, go to the Votes and Proceedings. To read the debates, including question time, go to Hansard.
For details about the proposed program of business for each sitting of the House and Federation Chamber and that sitting’s public hearings of House and joint committees go to the House Daily Program (usually available at least 1 hour before the House is scheduled to meet).
This week the House is expected to sit on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in a pattern similar to that described in the Infosheet 'A typical sitting day', with some variation due to the presentation of the Budget. On Tuesday at 7.30pm the Treasurer will deliver the Budget speech and on Thursday at 7.30pm the Leader of the Opposition will deliver the Budget reply.
The Federation Chamber is also expected to meet on Tuesday (from 4pm to 7.30pm), Wednesday (from 10am to 1.30pm and from 4pm to 7.30pm) and on Thursday (from 10am to approximately 1.00pm).
For details about House and Federation Chamber standard hours see the order of business diagram at http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Chamber_documents/HoR/Order_of_Business