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Parliament of Australia

Hon. Tony Smith, MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Joint CPA Australia Branch President
Federal Parliament of Australia (House of Representatives)
Senator Hon. Scott Ryan, President of the Senate
Joint CPA Australia Branch President
Federal Parliament of Australia (Senate of Australia)
Claressa Surtees, Clerk of the House of Representatives
CPA Australia Branch Honorary Secretary
Federal Parliament of Australia

Joined the Commonwealth: 1 January 1901

CPA Branch Formed: 1 January 1912

Unicameral/Bicameral: Bicameral - House of Representatives (151), Senate (76)

Parliament/Legislature Website: Parliament of Western Australia

Standing Orders:

House of Representatives


Constitution: Click here


Number of Departmental/Ministry Oversight Committees: 20 Standing and 6 Select Committees

Number of Joint Committees (if bicameral): 17 Statutory/Standing and & 3 Select Committees

Names of House Management (such as Privileges or Procedure) Committees: Appropriations & Administration (House); Appropriations, Staffing & Security (Senate); Parliamentary Library (Joint); Petitions (House); Privileges (Senate); Privileges & Members' Interests (House); Procedure (House and Senate); Publications (House, Senate and Joint); Scrutiny of Bills (Senate), Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation (Senate); Selection (House); Selection of Bills (Senate); Senators' Interests (Senate).

Recent articles in The Parliamentarian (2013-2021):

Key Facts

Date of Independence
01 Jan 2001
CPA Branch Formed
01 Jan 1912
Voting Age
First Parliament
09 May 1901
Seat of Parliament