Bills and Committees


Bills & Committees

The House of Representatives Selection Committee and the Senate Selection of Bills Committee routinely consider whether bills should be referred to committees for inquiry and report. Bills may also be referred to committees by either chamber or by the relevant minister to House and joint committees.

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What is a bill?

A bill is a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law. A bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.

Parliament House Calendar

December 2019

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1 Both2 Both3 Both4 Both5 Other6 Other7
8 House of Representatives9 Other10 Other11 Other12 Senate1314
15 Senate16 Other171819 Senate2021
222324 Public holiday25 Public holiday262728
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  • Public Holiday
  • Other