Ministerial Statements describe Government policies and matters of public importance. Ministerial Statements are read in sequence with the Order of Business paper. A Minister will provide through their statements to the Senate, updates and their plans for certain endeavours within their Ministry. Ministerial Statements may also contain announcements of national and international events or crisis.
After all Ministers have given their statements, members can ask questions during Question Period regarding certain details within their statement. You can find ministerial statements on the links to the right.