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Frequently Asked Questions

People have many questions about Parliament. We have listed some of the more frequently asked ones below..

Also see the list of Frequently Asked Questions Relating to the Senate and Relating to the House of Representatives

Is there an index to the information available on the Parliament's site?

About Parliament:

Is Hansard up on the Internet?
How can I find subject information on politics or on political issues?
When is Parliament sitting?
What legislation is before the current Parliament?
What has the Parliamentary Library published?
How do I find the names of Opposition Leaders or Ministers or Prime Ministers since 1901?
What election and referendum information is available?
How do I find information about Committees or get Committee transcripts?
Is there an overview of Parliament?


About Senators and Members:

How can I contact Senators and Members of Parliament?
How can I contact the Prime Minister?
How can I find biographical information on Members and Senators?
How can I find the home page of a Member or a Senator?
How can I find the current Ministry and Shadow Ministry?
How can I find numbers of party representation in the Senate and House of Representatives?



What Australian and overseas political parties have home pages?
Where can I find information on government departments and agencies?
Which other Parliaments are on the Internet?
Does the Governor-General have a home page?
Some Hansard information and bills information is in PDF format.
Who do I contact about art works in Parliament House?