The Parliamentary Library provides services to senators, members, their staff and the staff of committees, and publishes the Parliamentary Handbook of the Commonwealth of Australia. The Parliamentary Handbook covers many aspects of the Commonwealth Parliament and the Australian political system.
The Bills Digests have been produced by the Parliamentary Library since 1977. They are a description of new bills - the purpose of the bill, the main issues, financial implications of the bill and key provisions. Written to assist members of Parliament in their consideration of Bills, they are a valuable background source and provide an independent perspective on legislation.
The Department of Parliamentary Services Parliamentary Library Research Service provides research support to Members of the Victorian Parliament. The Service’s publications are: