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The Parliament Returns

As Members and Senators return to Canberra this week for the first sitting period of the 45th Parliament, CapitalHill Advisory is pleased to provide a few interesting facts about the week ahead: 

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Spring 2016 – Parliamentary Sitting Schedule

With the Governor-General presiding over the opening of the 45th Parliament next Tuesday, CapitalHill Advisory is pleased to provide you with an outline of the Spring 2016 Parliamentary Sitting Schedule.


The Sitting Calendar features the sitting schedules for all federal, state and territory parliaments nationally.   Determining which Committees and Inquiries should be established and/or resumed will be a priority for the first sitting week.

Parliamentary ‘Friendship … Read more »

Parliamentary Sitting Schedule - 2016

The Parliamentary Sitting Schedule for the Australian Parliament in 2016 has been released...

Meet Australia’s Newest Senators

Australia’s newest parliamentarians descended on Canberra this week for ‘MP school’, a crash course in the day-to-day operations of the Lower House. Next week, Australia’s first-term senators will arrive on Capital Hill for their own orientation program, ahead of Parliament’s return on the 30th of August.

There is an especially large contingent of first-term senators this time around, after the Coalition only managed to win 30 of the Senate’s 76 … Read more »

Final Senate Results Revealed

More than one month after Australia went to the polls, the final composition of the Senate has been confirmed.

The count for the Senate almost always takes longer than for the House of Representatives, chiefly due to the added complexity of distributing preference flows. The fact the most recent election was a double dissolution had the effect of delaying results further still, with twice as many seats up for re-election … Read more »

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