Hansard

Hansard is the record of parliamentary debates.

The term Hansard is also used to refer to the unit of the Department of Parliamentary Services that publishes the printed record. Hansard's primary role is to accurately and promptly report the proceedings of the Parliament, the parliamentary committees and other forums.

The origins of Hansard as well as how it is produced today are described in more detail in About Hansard

Hansard produces and publishes Daily Hansard and weekly Hansard, which can be downloaded from 1999 onwards.

Hansard volumes for all Parliaments from 1856 to 1999 are also available for download.

1856-9

1860-1

1861-4

1864-5

1866-7

1868-70

1871-3

1874-6

1876-80

1880-1

1881-2

1882-5

1886-8

1889-91

1892-4

1894-7

1897-1900

1901-3

1903-5

1906-7

1908

1909-11

1911-14

1914-17

1917-20

1920-1

1921-4

1924-6

1927-9

1929-32

1932-4

1935-7

1937-40

1941-3

1943-5

1945-7

1947-49

1950-52

1952-6

1956-8

1958-61

1961-4

1964-7

1967-70

1970-3

1973-5

1976-8

1979-81

1982-4

1985-8

1988-92

1992-6

1996-9

 

The full text of Hansard can also be searched from 1991 onwards.