What are Parliamentary Departments?

There are four Parliamentary Departments each of which provides support for the working of Parliament.

Parliamentary Service Legislation and Publications contains the Parliamentary Service legal framework and other Parliamentary Service publications. 

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Parliamentary Departments

  • Department of the Senate

    The Department of the Senate provides the Senate, its committees, the President of the Senate and Senators with a broad range of advisory and support services related to the exercise of the legislative power of the Commonwealth.

  • Department of Parliamentary Services

    The Department of Parliamentary Services provides a wide range of diverse services and facilities to ensure that the Parliament functions effectively. These include research, library services, television and radio broadcasting, Hansard transcripts, central computing facilities and services, telecommunications and all aspects of the maintenance and security of the building and precincts.

  • Department of the House of Representatives

    The Department of the House of Representatives provides services to support the efficient conduct of the House of Representatives, its committees and certain joint committees as well as a range of services and facilities for Members in Parliament House.

  • Parliamentary Budget Office

    The PBO improves transparency around fiscal and budget policy issues, provides confidential costing services to all parliamentarians, and publishes a report after every election that shows the fiscal implications of major parties’ election commitments.

Other Parliamentary Resources

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