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Appendix 4: Publications

Type

Title

House of Representatives pages on the Parliament of Australia website

www.aph.gov.au/house

The site includes members’ home pages and home pages for House of Representatives committees and for joint committees administered by the Department of the House of Representatives.

Most of the publications listed below are available on the site.

Publications directly related to the work of the House and its committees

About the House newsletter

Email newsletter containing articles on House procedure and committees

Committee Office brochures

  • Appearing at a public hearing: Notes to help those appearing as a witness at a parliamentary committee hearing, September 2016
  • Committee support standards September 2016
  • Dealing with parliamentary committees October 2016
  • Making a submission: Notes to help those intending to make a submission to a parliamentary committee inquiry, September 2016

House of Representatives facts and figures: Forty-fifth Parliament, first edition, August 2018

A document produced primarily for use by Parliament House visitor guides

House of Representatives Guide to Procedures, sixth edition

A concise introduction to the procedures of the House of Representatives, 2017

House of Representatives infosheet series

  1. Questions, November 2016
  2. A typical sitting day, November 2016
  3. The Speaker, November 2016
  4. Committees, November 2016
  5. Parliamentary privilege, November 2016
  6. Opportunities for private Members, November 2016
  7. Making laws, November 2016
  8. Elections for the House of Representatives, November 2016
  9. A new Parliament, November 2016
  10. The budget and financial legislation, May 2017
  11. Petitions, November 2016
  12. Finding out about the House, November 2016
  13. The Constitution, November 2016
  14. Making decisions—debate and division, November 2016
  15. The work of a Member of Parliament, November 2016
  16. The Federation Chamber, November 2016
  17. Citizen’s right of reply, November 2016
  18. Double dissolution, June 2018
  19. The House, government and opposition, November 2016
  20. The Australian system of government, November 2016
  21. The Clerk and other officials, November 2016
  22. Political parties in the House of Representatives, November 2016
  23. Basic legal expressions, August 2018
  24. Glossary of procedural terms, August 2018

House of Representatives Practice, seventh edition

The official authority for issues of practice and procedure, 2018

House Review

Discussion and analysis of selected features of House of Representatives business, 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)

Members’ notes

  1. First speech, August 2016
  2. The registration of Members’ interests, August 2016
  3. Introduction to the Chamber environment, August 2016
  4. Etiquette in the Chamber, August 2016
  5. House business documents and guidance, August 2016
  6. Motions, debate and voting, August 2016
  7. Bills, August 2016
  8. Raising a matter in the House, November 2016
  9. Private Members’ motions, August 2016
  10. Private Members’ bills and amendments, August 2016
  11. Procedural motions, August 2016
  12. Parliamentary privilege, August 2016
  13. Presenting a petition, November 2016

Members’ Handbook

A guide to services and facilities for members of the House of Representatives, 2016

Procedural Digest

A record of procedural events in the House of Representatives, published each sitting week or fortnight

The Speaker of the House of Representatives

An illustrated history of the office, role and duties of the Speaker, 2016

Standing Orders of the House of Representatives

The permanent rules of procedure, as of 4 December 2017

Statistical Digest

A statistical record of the work of the House of Representatives, published each sitting week or fortnight

Work of the Session

A periodic summary of the business of the House and its committees, Spring 2017 and Autumn/Winter 2018

Working with parliamentary committees

A guide for committee chairs, September 2016

A guide for Members, September 2016

A guide for Members’ staff, September 2016

Publications of an administrative nature

Department of the House of Representatives Annual Report 2016–17

The annual report on the operations of the department, presented to the House pursuant to the Parliamentary Service Act 1999

Department of the House of Representatives corporate plan 2018–19

Department of the House of Representatives enterprise agreement 2017–2020

Department of the House of Representatives Portfolio Budget Statements 2018–19

Department of the House of Representatives service charter: community service standards, January 201