Welcome to Senate matters

Welcome to Senate matters — a new collection of short-form public interest articles on the work, people and events of the Senate.

This collection seeks to provide accessible information about the Senate’s work and to connect readers to other useful resources. Written by Senate officers, each article provides insight into the Senate’s operations, traditions and practices while revealing its key roles and powers, to highlight the ways in which the Senate matters.

On the Senate matters homepage, make sure you subscribe to receive notifications on the latest articles. Upcoming articles include a spotlight on the role of the Usher of the Black Rod, a backstage pass to the opening of the 47th Parliament, and reflections on 10 years of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights.

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