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Parliamentary and government information

Identify key information resources for goverrnment and parliamentary information.

Parliamentary papers

These are documents that have been tabled in parliament, and have been ordered by parliament to be printed. Not all documents tabled in parliament are published in the parliamentary papers. Generally, only documents of some significance are included, such as:

  • Budget papers
  • White Papers
  • Annual Reports
  • Reports of Royal Commissions
  • Parliamentary Committee Reports.

Many parliaments are now publishing tabled documents on their websites. To access current tabled papers, first try the parliamentary website. For historical research, printed Parliamentary Papers remain an important source.

For other Parliamentary Papers from other Australian states or overseas jurisdictions, access the tabled papers on the relevant parliamentary website or via UQ Library Search.

For further information see Parliamentary Papers — Fact Sheet 21 by the National Archives of Australia.

Accessing Queensland Parliamentary Papers

Papers presented to the Queensland parliament have been published in a number of different publications.


From 1992 onwards, papers tabled in parliament are added to an online database, Online Tabled Papers 


From 1902 onwards, papers were collected in a separate publication, Parliamentary Papers.


From 1859 to 1902, parliamentary papers were included in two separate publications:

Indexes and finding aids

Finding Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers


More recently, you may find parliamentary papers are available online by searching the tabled papers.


From 1901 onwards, papers are published in Papers presented to Parliament and ordered to be printed.

Indexes and finding aids

A number of indexes have been issued, including the First Consolidated Index to the Papers Presented to Parliament 1901–1949. Later indexes were produced annually and at 10-yearly intervals.

From 1996 onwards, the Parliament produced an online index to papers presented to Parliament.