What are the sitting times of the House?
What are the standing and sessional orders?
The standing orders are the formal rules of procedure adopted by the House to regulate its proceedings. The sessional orders are formal temporary rules of procedure which in most cases expire at the end of a session, usually when the House is dissolved for a general election.
What Australian and overseas political parties have home pages?
What election and referendum information is available?
What is a quorum?
What is the Cabinet?
The Cabinet consists of the Prime Minister and senior Ministers, and decides on all major government policy matters.
What is the House doing?
What legislation is before the current Parliament?
For details on legislation, see:
Bills Digests produced by the Parliamentary Library. This is a brief, plain-language digest of the Bill produced as soon as possible after its introduction, which generally includes sections on the purpose, background and main provisions of the Bill.
What time is Question Time?
Question Time is held at 2pm in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
When is Parliament sitting
When is the House sitting?
Where can I find information about Inter-Parliamentary Relations?
About the International and Parliamentary Relations Office
The Australian Parliament’s international program includes parliamentary visits, development programs and participation in international parliamentary associations. The program is coordinated by the International and Parliamentary Relations Office (incoming and outgoing parliamentary delegations and membership of parliamentary associations) and the Parliamentary Skills Centre (parliamentary strengthening programs).
The IPRO's objective is to support external relations for the Parliament with a view to achieving productive and amicable international and regional relationships with other parliaments and parliamentary bodies and organisations.
Where can I find information on the parliamentary international program?
Where can I find information on government departments and agencies?
The Parliament's site contains information pertaining to the Parliament.
For contact information and links to commonwealth government departments and agencies see the Australian Government Directory.
Where can I find more information about the House of Representatives and the Parliament?
The House has a series of infosheets that provide information on the House.
The website’s search engine may be more useful for locating specific items of information.
Seminars are conducted on the operations of the House, which are open to anyone on payment of a fee.
Where can I get a copy of legislation?
Where can I look at a copy of the Constitution?
Which other Parliaments are on the Internet?
Who is my local Member?
If you know the name of federal electoral division in which you live, you can use it to find your local Member on the Contacting Senators and Members website.
If you do not know the name of the electoral division in which you live, you can find it, and the name of your local Member, on the Australian Electoral Commission website.
Why is the House of Representatives Chamber green?
Green is the colour traditionally used by the British House of Commons, and the Australian House of Representatives followed that tradition when the old Parliament House was being built and furnished in 1926-7. The shades of green selected in the present Chamber represent the grey-green tones of native eucalypts.