News and Events

15 to 24 June 2021

25 to 29 October 2021

Navigate Senate Committees

A new website was launched on 2 December 2020 which explores the work of committees from 1901 to the present.


The 2021-22 budget estimates hearings were held from 24 May to 4 June 2021.

You can browse through Parlview to find replays of previous hearings, and the estimates transcript schedule allows you to access all the available Hansards.

Each committee publishes a full list of questions taken on notice and progressively publishes the answers they receive.

For more information, see Senate Brief No. 5 – Consideration of estimates by the Senate's legislation committees.


The Senate returns at midday on 15 June. The week ahead will be published on 11 June and will contain the Government's proposed legislative program, as well as details of other matters likely to be discussed. The Dynamic Red, which will be available approximately 15 minutes before the commencement of each sitting day, is not only a useful resource for keeping track of business, but now also provides full details of divisions - including how each senator voted - in real time. 

Senate Occasional Lecture series

The next lecture, "50th Anniversary of Neville Bonner entering the Senate", will be delivered by Professor Megan Davis on Friday 18 June in the Parliament House Theatre.