Hansard is the name given to printed parliamentary debates in Australia and many other parliamentary systems around the world. The publication is named after Thomas Curson Hansard, an early printer of the Parliamentary Debates. Hansard contains:
Most parliamentary systems will have two distinct publications of parliamentary debates, which reflect their bicameral parliamentary systems. For parliamentary debates from other jurisdictions, access the relevant parliamentary website, or search the library catalogue using keywords: Hansard, record of proceedings, or parliamentary debates.
You can search the complete Hansard from 1901 on the Parliament of Australia website. The complete Hansard is also available via ParlInfo. Use the guided search feature to find speeches by Senators or Members or the second reading speeches of Bills.
The Library also holds the Official Record the Debates of the Australian Federal Convention.
Indexes included in the printed Hansard.