House of Representatives Statistics

Statistical summaries

Statistical Digest
A statistical breakdown of the work of the House, published each sitting week or fortnight.

Last Week in the House
An overview of the work of the House each sitting week, including links to the official transcript (Hansard).

Work of the Session
A summary of the business of the House and its committees, published twice a year.


Other business

Business conducted in the House of Representatives

45th Parliament (to 4 April 2019)

Chart on the business of the House

Chart includes time spent in the Federation Chamber.

Government business includes government sponsored legislation and motions (including motions to suspend standing orders) and ministerial statements.

Private Members’ business includes legislation and motions (including motions to suspend standing orders) sponsored by private Members and statements by Members.

Other opportunities for private Members includes adjournment debates, grievance debates and debate on the Address in Reply.

Business of the House includes time spent on petitions, giving notices, presentation of papers (excluding motions to take note), privilege matters, personal explanations, dissent motions, announcements of ministerial arrangements, motions to appoint committees (unless moved by private Members), statements and debate on committee reports, motions for addresses, votes of condolence, leave of absence and special adjournment.