Thanks for your question, Kohen.
The work of the Australian Parliament has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the things the Parliament has done to keep members of parliament and parliamentary staff safe include:
- Reducing the number of days Parliament has met.
- Requiring some senators and members of the House of Representatives, and their staff to self-quarantine before attending Parliament.
- Rearranging the Senate and House of Representatives seating plans to ensure physical distancing.
- Allowing members of parliament to participate in Senate and House meetings from their home or office over video conference.