Parliamentary Business

Chamber Documents

A number of documents are produced by the Houses each Sitting Day, as indicated below:

Legislative Council

Business Program - a list of the business scheduled to be dealt with on a Sitting Day

Notice Paper - a full list of all the business before the House on a Sitting Day

Minutes - the official record of proceedings of the House from a Sitting Day

Questions List - a list of all questions on notice [in full] asked on a Sitting Day, plus a summary of all unanswered questions on notice from previous Sitting Days in the Session of Parliament

Legislative Assembly

Business Program - a list of the business scheduled to be dealt with on a Sitting Day

Notice Paper - a full list of all the business before the House on a Sitting Day

Votes and Proceedings - the official record of proceedings of the House from a Sitting Day

Questions List - a list of all questions on notice [in full] asked on a Sitting Day, plus a summary of all unanswered questions on notice from previous Sitting Days in the Session of Parliament

Parliamentary Questions

One of the primary roles of Parliament is ensuring the Executive (Government) is accountable for its actions. Parliamentary Questions are some of the important means by which non-Government Members of Parliament undertake this task. There are two forms of Parliamentary Questions:

  • Questions without Notice, asked verbally by Members during Question Time when the House is Sitting, and
  • Questions on Notice, asked in writing by Members on a Sitting Day and answered by Ministers in writing on a later Sitting Day.

Information and Procedures for Questions on Notice in the Legislative Council.

Users can search Parliamentary Questions or view the daily Questions Lists for each House. Find out more about Parliamentary Questions and Question Time.

Sitting Dates

These schedules detail the planned Sitting Dates for both Houses. Users should be aware that these dates are at the discretion of the Houses and may change with little or no notice

Tabled Papers

Tabled Papers are those documents and reports formally presented to the Houses. They are laid on the Table of the House as part of this process (and hence are referred to as being "Tabled").

Users can access a list of all papers tabled in both Houses since August 2000 as well as electronic copies of some Government Department Annual Reports that have been tabled.

Parliamentary Digest

The Parliamentary Digest was first printed in 1973. This publication provides a synopsis of activities of both Houses for a particular session of Parliament, including the bills considered by the Houses and reports presented by Parliamentary Committees.