Hansard is the name given to the record of printed parliamentary debates in Australia and many other parliamentary systems around the world. The title derives from an early printer of the Parliamentary debates, Thomas Curson Hansard. Hansard contains:
Bicameral parliaments, parliaments possessing two houses, will have two distinct publications of parliamentary debates. For parliamentary debates from other jurisdictions, access the relevant parliamentary website, or search Library Search using keywords: Hansard, the record of proceedings, or parliamentary debates.
You can search the online Record of Proceedings using the Queensland Parliament website search (make sure you set the drop down to 'Search' 'Hansard'). Coverage starts from 1860 onwards. You are also able to browse by sitting dates.
The complete Hansard can be searched from 1901 from 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.