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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) Tony.Smith.MP@aph.gov.au
Senator Hon. Scott Ryan, President of the Senate
Joint CPA Australia Branch President
Federal Parliament of Australia (Senate of Australia) Senator.Ryan@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: 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).

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Key Facts

Date of Independence
01 Jan 2001
CPA Branch Formed
01 Jan 2001
Voting Age
Seat of Parliament