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Standing orders

The standing orders are the rules which govern the conduct of business in the Assembly.


Standing Orders and continuing resolutions of the Assembly—

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Adopted on 11 May 1989,

As amended on 11 May 1989; 7 June 1990; 21 June 1991; 18 August 1993; 16 June 1994; 15 September 1994; 9 March 1995; 4 May 1995; 1 June 1995; 11 December 1996; 30 April 1998; 28 May 1998; 27 August 1998; 10 March 1999; 30 August 2001; 28 August 2002; 18 February 2003; 20 February 2003; 13 March 2003; 18 November 2003; and 7 December 2004.

A major review of Standing Orders was conducted throughout 2007 and revised Standing Orders and Continuing Resolutions were adopted by the Assembly on 6 March 2008. Significant amendments are indicated throughout the document. There are also a number of minor amendments which are not flagged. Details of all amendments can be found in Report 2 of the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure, dated December 2007.

Amended 10 April 2008, 21 August 2008, 9 December 2008, 12 February 2009, 26 February 2009, 2 April 2009, 27 August 2009, 10 December 2009, 11 February 2010, 6 May 2010, 26 August 2010, 30 June 2011, 25 August 2011, 8 December 2011, 23 February 2012, 22 March 2012, 29 March 2012, 3 May 2012, 23 August 2012, 27 November 2012, 14 February 2013, 28 February 2013, 24 October 2013, 31 October 2013, 28 November 2013, 20 March 2014, 10 April 2014, 5 August 2014, 25 September 2014, 4 June 2015, 29 October 2015, 19 November 2015, 10 March 2016, 7 April 2016, 9 June 2016, 13 December 2016, 15 December 2016, 3 August 2017 and 21 September 2017.


Chapters

Chapter 1: Proceedings for the meeting of the Assembly (standing order 1)

Chapter 2: Speaker, Chief Minister, Deputy Speaker, Leader of the Opposition and Officers (standing orders 2 to 15)

Chapter 3: Administration and Procedure Committee (standing orders 16 to 19)

Chapter 4: Administration (standing orders 20 to 26)

Chapter 5: Sitting and Adjournment of the Assembly (standing orders 27 to 36)

Chapter 6: Rules of Debate (standing orders 37 to 73)

Chapter 7: Business (standing orders 74 to 82)

Chapter 8: Petitions (standing orders 83 to 100)

Chapter 9: Notices of Motion (standing orders 101 to 112)

Chapter 10: Questions seeking information (standing orders 113 to 122)

Chapter 11: Motions, Questions, Votes and Resolutions (standing orders 123 to 137)

Chapter 12: Amendments (standing orders 138 to 147)

Chapter 13: Orders of the Day (standing orders 148 to 152)

Chapter 14: Voting/Divisions (standing orders 153 to 166)

Chapter 15: Bills (standing orders 167 to 199)

Chapter 16: Financial procedures (standing orders 200 to 201)

Chapter 17: Disorder (standing orders 202 to 209)

Chapter 18: Strangers (standing order 210)

Chapter 19: Papers and documents (standing orders 211 to 214)

Chapter 20: Committees (standing orders 215 to 254)

Chapter 21: Witnesses (standing orders 255 to 264)

Chapter 22: Balloting (standing orders 265 to 267)

Chapter 23: Addresses to the Queen or the Governor-General (standing orders 268 to 271)

Chapter 24: Standing orders (standing orders 272 to 274)

Chapter 25: General rule for conduct of business (standing order 275)

Chapter 26: Privilege and contempt (standing orders 276 to 280)

Continuing resolution 1: Authority to publish to Hansard

Continuing resolution 2: Authority to receive resignations of Members

Continuing resolution 3: Broadcasting guidelines

Continuing resolution 4: Citizen's Right of Reply

Continuing resolution 5: Code of Conduct for all Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory

Continuing resolution 5AA: Commissioner for Standards

Continuing resolution 5A: Consideration of statutory appointments

Continuing resolution 6: Declaration of private interests of Members

Continuing resolution 6A: Ethics and Integrity Adviser

Continuing resolution 7: Freedom of speech

Continuing resolution 8: Implementation of Committee recommendations in annual reports

Continuing resolution 8AA: Independence of the Assembly from religious faith

Continuing resolution 8A: Latimer House Principles

Continuing resolution 8AB: Lobbyist Register-ACT Lobbying Code of Conduct

Continuing resolution 8AC: Lobbyist Register-ACT Lobbyist Regulation Guidelines

Continuing resolution 8B: Public interest immunity

Continuing resolution 9: Senator for the Australian Capital Territory procedures for election

Continuing resolution 10: Sub judice

Continuing resolution 11: Title of Presiding Officer

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