Government Legislation & Publications: Australian Government (Federal)

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Learn about the major publications produced by the Australian Government.

These publications include Hansard, Journals of the Senate and Gazettes.

Find out what each of the publications includes as well as where you can access the publications.

Opening of the first Commonwealth Parliament at Canberra on May 9, 1927