This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on Australasia. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Standard Notes

10.08.2010Australian election 2010
A general election has been called for 21 August 2010. This note gives background, and looks at the fall of Kevin Rudd and the campaign.
15.01.2010Sources of International Social Statistics
International sources of social statistics. By Kathryn Keith. SN/SG/3140.

Early Day Motions

That this House is proud to join the people of New Zealand in celebrating Waitangi Day, their national day, on 6 February, which in 2012 coincides with the sixtieth anniversary of Her ...
26.01.2012AUSTRALIA DAY 2012
That this House is proud to join the people of Australia in celebrating the 26 January to mark Australia's National Day, commemorating the anniversary of the day on which Captain Arthur ...
That this House looks forward to the TUC Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival on 15 to 17 July 2011; is shocked to learn that Maureen Lum, a grandmother and trade unionist from Australia, has ...
27.04.2011ANZAC DAY 2011
That this House remembers the heroic campaign that followed the landings of allied forces at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, on 25 April 1915; joins with all Australians and New Zealanders in ...
That this House expresses deep sympathy to the people of Christchurch, New Zealand at this sad time following the devastating loss of life and destruction to their city resulting from ...


  • Research Papers (RP) - briefings produced by the House of Commons Library on Bills, topical issues and regular statistics
  • Standard Notes (SN) - shorter, topical briefings from the Commons Library
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POST Notes - short briefing notes produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - papers compiled by the House of Lords Library on Bills and for debates in the Lords
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses