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Parliament of Australia

Hon. Milton Dick, MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Joint CPA Australia Branch President
Federal Parliament of Australia (House of Representatives) cpa@aph.gov.au
Senator Hon. Sue Lines, President of the Senate
Joint CPA Australia Branch President
Federal Parliament of Australia (Senate of Australia) cpa@aph.gov.au
Claressa Surtees, Clerk of the House of Representatives
CPA Australia Branch Honorary Secretary
Federal Parliament of Australia cpa@aph.gov.au

Joined the Commonwealth: Australia joined the early Commonwealth in 1926, although legislation to enact this membership was passed in 1931 under the Statute of Westminster.

CPA Branch Formed: The Parliament of Australia was one of the six original founding Members of the now Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in 1911. The CPA Australia Federal Branch was established on 1 January 1912.

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

Parliament/Legislature Website: Parliament of Australia

Standing Orders:

House of Representatives

Senate

Constitution: Click here


Committees:

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 to present):

Parliamentary reports and Third Reading reports from the Australia Federal Parliament appear in each issue of The Parliamentarian - visit our archives to find back issues.

Key Facts

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Population
25,364,300
CPA Branch Formed
01 Jan 1912
Voting Age
18
First Parliament
09 May 1901
Seat of Parliament
Canberra