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Parliamentary and government information

Identify key information resources for government and parliamentary information.

Parliamentary handbooks

Parliaments may produce a Parliamentary Handbook (sometimes referred to as the Parliamentary Record) for each parliamentary session. This useful publication contains:

  • Biographical profiles of Members and Senators
  • Electoral results
  • List of parliamentary committees​
  • Statistical information about current and previous parliaments
  • Historical information about the parliament.

Accessing Parliamentary Handbooks:

Parliamentary handbooks are often available to download from the relevant Parliamentary website.

To access a Parliamentary Handbook for another Australian state, or overseas jurisdiction, look in the relevant parliamentary website or search Library Search.