Last week in the House

Week beginning 29 November 2021

This page provides an overview of the key events of the last sitting week in the House of Representatives. It includes all bills presented and debated, and selected statements, debates and committee business. For the official record of proceedings, see the Votes and Proceedings. For a detailed procedural account of events, see the Procedural Digest and House Review.

Key events


9 bills were presented and 13 bills were passed by the House

Click here for a list of bills introduced and debated in the House

Ministerial Statements

The following ministerial statement was made on Monday, 29 November

Matters of Public Importance discussed

Committee and delegation business

Committee reports presented

Standing Committee on Economics

  • Review of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Annual Reports 2019 and 2020 (29 November)

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

  • Inquiry into the human rights of women and girls in the Pacific (29 November)
  • Advocating for the elimination of child and forced marriage: Interim report for the inquiry into certain aspects of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade annual report 2019-20 (2 December)

Joint Select Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources

  • The Now Frontier: Developing Australia's space industry (2 December

Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Scheme

Standing Committee on Petitions

  • Report 34: Petitions and ministerial responses (29 November)

Joint Standing Committee of Public Accounts and Audit

Standing Committee on Privileges and Members' Interests

  • Register of Members' Interests - Complaint concerning the Member for Pearce (30 November)  

Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Public Works

Standing Committee on Treaties

  • Report 198: European Union Tariff-Rate Quotas following withdrawal of the United Kingdom (1 December

Delegation reports presented

  • Australian Parliamentary Delegation to the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (29 November)
  • Australian Parliamentary Delegation to the 142nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly, Virtual session 24 to 28 May 2021 (2 December)

Government responses presented

Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs

  • Report on food pricing and food security in remote Indigenous communities (2 December)

Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport

  • Report on the Inquiry into the 2017-18 annual reports of the Department of Health and Australian Hearing (29 November)

Joint Standing Committee of Public Accounts and Audit

Private Members’ business

The following private members' motions were moved and debated on Monday, 29 November

Debate resumed on the following private members' motions on Monday, 29 November