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This appendix contains summary information on Department of the House of Representatives publications.


Parliament of Australia website: www.aph.gov.au

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

The House of Representatives pages of the website include many of the publications listed below as well as general information about the House and its work.

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

About the House newsletter

E-newsletter containing articles on the work of the House and its committees

Committee Office brochures

» Appearing at a public hearing: Notes to help those appearing as a witness at a parliamentary committee hearing

» Committee support standards

» Dealing with parliamentary committees

» Making a submission: Notes to help those intending to make a submission to a parliamentary committee inquiry

House of Representatives facts and figures: Forty-sixth Parliament, first edition

A document produced primarily for use by Parliament House visitor guides

Guide to Procedures, sixth edition

A concise introduction to the procedures of the House, 2017 (reprinted 2019 with minor amendments)

House of Representatives Infosheet series

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

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 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 selected events in the official transcript of proceedings (Hansard)

Members’ Notes

  1. First speech
  2. The registration of Members’ interests
  3. Introduction to the Chamber environment
  4. Etiquette in the Chamber
  5. House business documents and guidance
  6. Motions, debate and voting
  7. Bills
  8. Raising a matter in the House
  9. Private Members’ motions
  10. Private Members’ bills and amendments
  11. Procedural motions
  12. Parliamentary privilege
  13. Presenting a petition
  14. Register of Members’ qualifications relating to sections 44 and 45 of the Constitution

New Members’ Handbook

A guide to services and facilities for new members of the House, 2019

House of Representatives Procedural Digest

A record of procedural events in the House, 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

House of Representatives Standing Orders

The permanent rules of procedure, as of 4 December 2017

House of Representatives Statistical Digest

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

Work of the Session

A periodic summary of the business of the House and its committees

Working with parliamentary committees

» A guide for committee chairs

» A guide for Members

» A guide for Members’ staff

Publications of an administrative nature

Department of the House of Representatives annual reports Department of the House of Representatives corporate plans

Department of the House of Representatives Portfolio Budget Statements

Department of the House of Representatives Enterprise Agreement 2017–2020

Department of the House of Representatives service charter: service standards, January 2014