ACT Legislative Assembly


INDEX TO STANDING ORDERS AND CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Absence –

          Clerk, 14, 15

          Deputy Speaker, 9

          Member, 22

          Speaker, 6, 9

Absolute majority, 28, 81, 272

Acting Clerk, 15

Acting Speaker, 6, 6A

Addresses to –

          Governor-General, 268, 270

                        presentation, 270

                        reply, 271

          The Queen, 268, 269

Adjournment –

          Assembly, 9, 28, 31, 32, 34, 35, 58, 207

          Automatic, 34

          committees, 229, 229A

          debate, 65, 171

          grave disorder, in case of, 207, 229A

          time for, 69(b)

          See also sitting and adjournment

Administration and Procedure Committee, 16

Advisers, 238

Affirmations, 1(c), 1(d), 20

Agreement in principle, bill, 1713

Allotment of time, 69

Amendments

          admissible, 181

          agreed to, 142, 184

          agreed to, in principle, 173

          amendments to proposed, 145

          anticipation of other business, 130

          circulation, 182

          disallowed, 136

          earlier part of question, 142

          forms of, 138

          GovernorGeneral, recommended by, 1959

          inadmissible, 188

          inconsistent, 141
          long title, 186

          money proposal, 201, 201A

          moving of, 138

          order of moving, 143

          question when made, 146

          question when not made, 147

          relevancy, 140, 173, 181, 198

          same question, 188

          signed, 139

          time for, 142, 143

          verbal or formal, 191

          withdrawal of, 144

          writing, in, 139, 182

Answers to questions, 118, 122

Anticipation of business on the Notice Paper, 59, 130

Appropriation bills, 58, 69(e), 180, 200, 201, 201A

Assembly –

          adjournment through lack of quorum, 28, 31, 32

          annual estimates of expenditure, 16

          offensive words against, 54

Assembly business –

         Definition, 77(gj)

          Order of, 16

          Precedence, 77

Attendance of Members –

         Assembly

                        ordered, 205, 257

                        recorded, 21

         committees

                        requested, 258

                        when examining witnesses, 234, 235

Australian Capital Territory (Self‑Government) Act 1988, 1(ad), 28, 81, 156, 200

Automatic adjournment of Assembly, 34

B

Ballot –

          bells to be rung, 266

          Chief Minister, election, 3

          Deputy Speaker, election, 5

Ballot –  continued

          Lack of quorum, 31

          Leader of the Opposition, election, 5B

          manner of, 267

          Speaker, election, 2

          time, 265

Bells rung, 2(f), 3(f), 28, 33, 158, 266

Bills –

          agreed to, 189, 190

          agreed to in principle

                        adjournment of, 171, 172

                        amendments to, 173

                        determined at later sitting, 172

                        moving of, 171

                        proceedings following, 174

                        questions on, 171, 173

                        time for debate, 69(d)

          amendments

                        agreed to, 184

                        agreed to in principle, 173

                        Governor-General, recommended by, 1959

                        public money, 201, 201A

                        verbal or formal, 191

          appropriation, 58(b), 173, 180, 200

          certification of, 193, 194

          clauses and components, 180

          Clerk, duties in relation to, 191, 193, 194

          Clerk's certification, 193, 194

          committee

                        proceedings following report, 176

                        proceedings not to be noticed, 175

                        referral to, 174

          co-sponsored, 69, 168

          detail stage

                        amendments

                                    admissible, 181, 182

                                    copies available for circulation, 178A, 182

                                    inadmissible, 188

                                    inconsistent, 188

                                    money bills, 201, 201A

                                    question on, 184

                                    relevancy of, 181

                                    signed, 182

                                    title, 186

                        clauses, 180(a), 183, 184, 185

                        commencement, 178

                        dictionary, 180(d)

                        dispensed with, 178

                        new clause, 180(a)

                        new schedules, 180(b)

                        order of consideration, 180

                        postponed clauses, 180(c)

                        preamble, 179, 180(d)

                        questions on clauses, 179, 184

                        relevancy of debate, 183

                        schedules, 180(b)

                        title, 179, 180(e), 186

          entrenching laws, 194

          explanatory statements, 168(c)

          financial, 180, 200, 201, 201A

          guillotine, 192

          initiation, 167, 168, 200

          introduction, 167

          irregular, 170

          leave to bring in, 167

          money, 200

          money clauses, amendment, 201, 201A

          motion, notice of, 167

          notification on Legislation Register, 193, 194

          passed, 190

          preamble, 179, 180

          presentation

                        bill, of, 167, 168

                        notice, of, 168

          printing, 168

          reconsideration, 187

          reference to committee, 174, 175

          relevancy of debate, 183

          report, committee, 175

          schedules, 180(b)

          signed, 168(c)

          time limits, 69

          title, 169, 179, 180(e), 186

          urgent (guillotine), 192

                        allotment of time, 69(f), 192

Business –

          anticipation of, 59, 130

          arrangement of items, of, 16, 748

          Assembly, 16, 77

          consideration of committee reports, 75, 254

          conduct of

                        detail stage, in, 180

                        general rule, 275

          Executive

                        order, 78

                        precedence, 77

          general rule, 275

          interruption of, 61, 68

          new, 76

          obstruction of, 64

          order of, 16, 74, 77, 78

          precedence or priority to

                        Assembly, 77

                        condolence, 126

                        Executive, 77

                        leave of absence motion, 22

                        notices of motion, 105

                        orders of the day, 149

                        point of order, 72

                        private Members', 77

                        privilege matter, 71(e)

                        want of confidence, motion, 81

          private Members', order, 77A

          private Members', precedence, 77

          routine of, 74

Broadcasting, guidelines, continuing resolution 3

C

Call of Assembly, 160

Certificate, Clerk's, 83, 84, 193, 194

Chamber –

          disorder in, 209

          Members

                        excluded from, 206

                        movements in, 40, 41

                        to remain in, 29, 33, 155

          strangers excluded from, 210

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the ACT –

         Members make oath or affirmation before, 1(c)

Chief Minister

          election of

                        new Assembly, 1(g)

                        procedure, 3

          want of confidence in, 81

         vacancy in office, 12

Citizen’s Right of Reply, continuing resolution 4

Clerk –

          absence of, 14

          calls Assembly, 160

          certifies bills, 193, 194

          certifies petitions, 83

          chairs Assembly, 1(f)

          custody of records, 26

          duties in relation to

                        election notification, 1(b)

                        motions, notices of, 1013, 105, 106, 11011

                        notice convening meeting, 1(b)

                        Notice Paper, 102, 103, 105, 110, 151

                        questions on notice, 120

                        roll of Members, 20

                        voting, 158, 160, 162, 164

          election of Speaker, 1(f), 2

          Members' roll, 20

          Minutes of Proceedings, 25, 26

          records votes in Minutes of Proceedings, 164

          vacancy in office, 15

Closure (gag) –

          debate of, by reply, 49

          interruption of debate, 61

          question, of, 70

Code of Conduct for Members, continuing resolution 5

Commissioner for Standards, continuing resolution 5AA

Committees – select and standing

          adjournment, 229, 229A

          appointment, 215, 217

                        Administration and Procedure, 16

          bills, referred to, 174

          Chair, 2258, 229A, 242, 247, 248, 2524

          Deputy Chair, 225, 226, 227, 228

          Discussion paper, 246A

          disorder in, 209, 229A

          documents received by, 241, 244

          electronic communications, 229B

          evidence

                        by officers, 264

                        disclosure, 243

                        protection of witnesses, 261

                        quorum for, 231

                        unauthorised disclosure, 242

         implementation of recommendations, annual report, continuing resolution 8

          meetings and sittings, 219, 219A, 229, 229A, 229C, 230

                   members

                        appointment of, 16(b), 77, 2203

                        discharge, 223

                        names recorded, 232

                        pecuniary interest, 224

                        presence of other, 234

          minutes of proceedings, 237, 241, 253

          power to send for persons, papers etc. 239, 240

          press release, 241

          proceedings, premature publication of, 241, 242

          quorum, 230, 231

          record of proceedings, 237, 241

          references to, 99, 99A, 174, 214, 216

          reports

                        alternative draft, 249

                        consideration by Assembly, 254

                        day fixed for, 218

                        dissent, 251

                        draft

                                     alternative, 249

                                     amendment, 248

                                     consideration, 248

                                     dissent, 251

                                     premature publication of, 241

                                     preparation, 247

                                     reconsideration, 250

                        Government response, 77

                        presentation, 75, 253

                        publication of evidence, 241, 243

                        reconsideration, 250

                        signing, 252

          secretary, 219, 219A, 232, 237, 255

          specialist advisers, 238

          Statement

                        Chair to make, 246A

          submissions, 2414

          visitors, admission of, 236

          votes and voting, 228

          Seealso individual committees by name, and witnesses

Condolences, 126

Confidence, want of, in Chief Minister, 81

Conflict of interest, 156, 224

Contempt, 277, 278

Contingent notices of motion not allowed, 108

Convening of first meeting of Assembly, 1

Custody, Minutes of Proceedings, records, etc., 26

D

Debate –

          abuse of orders or forms of Assembly, 64

          addressed to Speaker, 42

          adjournment of, 657

          allusion to previous debate, 51

          answer to question without notice, not to be debated, 118(b)

          anticipation, 59

          call of chair, 44

          closure of (gag), 49, 70

          conclusion of, question put, 132

          discussion of matter of public importance (MPI), 79

          disorderly words, 56

          documents quoted from, 213

          explanation

                        personal, 46

                        speech, 47

          GovernorGeneral, references to, 53

          Governors, references to, 53

          imputations, 55

          interrupted, resumption, 68

          interruption of, 39, 56, 61, 68

          irrelevance, 58, 62

          judiciary, references to, 54

          matters not open to, 63

          Members

                        references to, 54, 55

                        rising together, 44

                        unable to stand, 43

          misquoted or misunderstood, 47

          obstruction of business, 64

          offensive words, 54, 56, 57

          order

                        Member rising may speak to, 45

                        point of order

                                     Member called, ceases speaking, 73

                                     Member may be interrupted to raise, 61(a)

                                     precedence to, 72

                                     Speaker gives ruling, 73

          order in, rules, 3741

          order maintained by Speaker, 37

          personal explanation, 46

          personal reflections, 55

          petitions, no discussion, 98

          point of order, 45, 61(a), 72, 73

          previous debates, references to, 51

          privilege matter, 276(e)

          Queen, references to, 53

          question under discussion, reading of, 60

          reflections on –

                        Members, 55

                        vote of Assembly (division), 52

          relevance, 58

          repetition, tedious, 62

          reply

                        closes, 49

                        right of, 48

          resumption of, 66, 68

          right to speak, 45

          speeches, manner and right of, 4262

          subject matter, 5860

          tedious repetition, 62

          time limits, 69

          vote of Assembly (division), reflections on, 52

Declaration of Private Interests of Members, continuing resolution 6

Deliberative vote

          Chair of committee, 228

          Speaker, 161

Deputy Clerk, 14, 15, 83

Deputy Chair, 2258, 229B

Deputy Speaker

          absence of, 9

          absence of Speaker, 6, 6A

          Assistant Speakers, 8

          duties, 6, 6A, 7

          election of, 4, 5, 13

          vacancy in office, 13

Disallowance motion, 77(i)

Disallowed motion or amendment, 136

Discharge of orders, 152

Discussion papers by committees, 246A

Disobedience to orders of Assembly, 208

Disorder –

          committee, in, 209, 229A

          grave

              in Assembly, 207

              in Committee, 229A

          Member, by, 202

          other person, by, 209

Dissent –

          report of committee, 251

Division See Votes and voting

Documents See Papers and documents

E

Election of –

          Chief Minister, 1(g), 3

          Deputy Speaker, 4, 5

          Leader of the Opposition, 5A, 5B

          Speaker, 1(e), 2

Eleven o'clock rule, 76

Enactments, amendment by Governor-General, 195, 196

Entrenching laws, 194

Ethics and Integrity Advisor, continuing resolution 6A, 76

Evidence, premature publication of, 241

Executive business

          order, 78

          precedence, 77

Executive Members’ business

          Order of, 16

          precedence, 77

Explanation –

          personal, 46

          words of, 47

Explanatory statements, 168(c)

Extensions of time for speeches, 69(j)

F

Freedom of Speech, continuing resolution 7

Financial procedures, 200, 201, 201A

G

Gag (Closure), 67, 70

General rule for conduct of business, 275

Governor‑General –

          addresses to, 268, 270

          addresses to Queen, 269

          amendments to enactments, recommended by, 1959

          messages, 195, 199

          presentation of addresses, 270

          references to, 53

          response to address, 271

Governors, references to, 53

Grave disorder, 207, 229A

Grossly disorderly conduct, 202, 209

H

Hansard or transcription service

          Authority to publish, continuing resolution 1

          operation, 16

          replies to questions printed in, 122

Hour of meeting, 27

House of Representatives practice to be observed, 275

I

‘In camera’ evidence, 241

Irrelevance in debate, 58, 62

J

Judiciary, reference to, 54

L

Lack of quorum noticed, 32, 233

Latimer House principles, continuing resolution 8A

Leader of the Opposition, election of, 5A, 5B

Leave of absence, 224

          See also ACT (SelfGovernment) Act 1988 s14

Leave of Assembly, 82

Legislation Register, bills notified in, 193, 194

Library for Assembly, 16

Limitation of debate or speeches, 69

Lobbyist Register, continuing resolutions 8AB and 8AC

M

Majority, absolute, 28, 81, 272

Matter of public importance (MPI) –

          anticipation other business, 130

          discussion, 69(g), 79

          Speaker determines, 79

          time for, 74

Meeting of Assembly

          adjournment, 34, 35, 207

          convened, 1

          first of new Assembly, 1

          motion by Minister, 35, 36

          quorum at time of, 28

          time of, 27

Members –

          absence, leave of, 224

          affirmations by, 1(c)

          allegations against, before committee, 259

          attendance

                        ordered by Assembly, 208, 257

                        recorded, 21

                        requested by committee, 258

          Code of Conduct for Members, continuing resolution 5

          Commissioner for Standards, continuing resolution 5AA

          committees, admission to, 234

          conflict of interest, 156, 224

          disobedience, wilful, 202, 208

          disorderly conduct, 202, 205

          entitlements, 16

          grossly disorderly conduct, 205

          imputations of improper motives, 55

          leave of absence, 224

          naming of, 202, 205

          oaths by, 1(c)

          offences by, 202

          offensive references to, 54

          officers of Assembly to remove, 205, 206A

          ordered to attend Assembly, 208, 257

          pecuniary interest, 224

          personal reflections on, 55

          questions to, 116

          removal from Chamber, 206A

          requested to attend committee, 258

          resignation, continuing resolution 2

          roll, 20

          selection by ballot

                         Committee, 222

                        manner, 267

          suspension of standing orders, 272

          suspension, period of, 204

          sworn in, 1(d)

          voting (division), rights and obligations during, 1547, 161

          withdrawal from Chamber, 29, 33, 205

          witnesses, as, 257, 258

Messages –

          from GovernorGeneral, 195,

          to GovernorGeneral regarding action on amendments, 199

Ministerial statements, 74

Minister –

          act for other Minister, 80

          fixes next meeting, 36

          money proposals, 200, 201, 201A

          moves adjournment of Assembly, 35

          moves motion relating to papers, 214

          papers presented by, 211

          petitions referred to, 100

          questions to, 114

          response to petition, 98, 100

Minutes of Proceedings, 21, 25, 26, 164, 237

Misrepresentation of speech, 47

Money proposals, 200, 201, 201A

Motions –

          absence, for leave of, 22

          absence of Member in charge of, 127

          adjournment of debate, 657

          adjournment of Assembly, 34, 35

          anticipation of other business, 130

          called on and not moved, 128

          closure, debate of, 70

          committee reports, 254

          complicated, divided, 133

          condolence, vote of, 126

          debate on, not allowed, 63

          disallowance, 77

          disallowed, 136

          leave of absence, for, 22

          leave to withdraw, 131

          meeting of Assembly, for next, 36

          Member giving notice, absent, 127

          Member failing to move, 128

          moving of

                        again, 131

                        without argument or opinion, 63

          not called on, 125

          not moved, 127

          notices of

                        anticipation of other business, 59, 130

                        alteration of, 110

                        amendment by Speaker, 107

                        contingent, not allowed, 108

                        division of, 106

                        giving of, 1014

                        irregular, 107

                        mover absent, 127

                        not required, when, 123

                        operation of, 112

                        order on Notice Paper, 16, 78, 105

                        precedence to, 124

                        removal from Notice Paper, 125A

                        signature required, 101

                        terms of reported, 103

                        time for dealing with, 74

                        unbecoming or offensive, 107

                        want of confidence in Chief Minister, 81, 103

                        withdrawal of, 111, 128

          papers and documents

                        referred to committee, 214(b)

                        take note, 214(a)

          petition relating to, 84

          postponement of, 124

          precedence of, 77, 105, 124

          privilege, matter of, 276(e)

          procedural, debate not allowed, 63

          question from Chair, 129, 132

          questions concerning, 114

          requiring notice, 123

          same question, 136

          substantive, reply allowed, 48

          superseded, 131

          suspension of standing orders, 272

          vote of thanks, 126

          withdrawal of, 131

          without notice, 22, 36, 126, 152, 200, 223, 254

MPI (Matter of public importance), 69(g),74, 79, 130

N

Naming of Member, 202206

Newspapers, complaint of breach of privilege founded on, 276(b)

Notice Paper

          business arranged by Committee, 16

          notice of motion

                        amendment of, 107, 110

                        less effective form, 130

                        not called on, 125

                        order of, on, 16, 78, 105

                        publication of, 102, 112

                        withdrawal from, 111

          order of business, 16, 78

          orders of the day

                        discharged, 152

                        not called on, 151

                        precedence of, 149

          question on notice, 113

Notices of motion see Motions – notices of

O

Oaths, 1(c), 1(d), 20

Obstruction of business

          certain proposals, by, 64

          Member, by, 202(a)

Offences by Members, 202

Offensive words, 54, 56, 57, 202(c)

Officers of the Assembly See Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Witnesses

Opening of new Assembly, 1

Opposition, Leader, election of, 5A, 5B

Orders of the Assembly

          abuse of, 70

          disobedience to, 202

          suspension of, 272

Orders of the day –

          anticipation of discussion of, 59, 117(f), 130

          Assembly business, order of, 16, 77

          definition of, 148

          discharge of, 152

          Executive business, order of, 77, 78

          not called on, 151

          order of, 16, 78

          petition relating to, 84

          postponement, 150

          precedence, 149

          private Members' business, order of, 16, 77, 77A

          time for dealing with, 74

P

Papers and documents

          availability, 16, 212, 212A

          copies and extracts, 16, 212

          custody, 26

          inspection of, 212

          motion to take note of, 214

          presentation of, 74, 75, 211

          publication, 212, 212A

          quoted from, 213

          referred to committee, 214

Pecuniary interest, 156, 224

Personal –

          explanation, 46

          interest, in committee inquiry, 224

          reflections, 55

Petitions –

          announcement, 98

          certificate by Clerk or Deputy Clerk, 83

          epetitions, 100A, 100B, 100C

          general rules, 83100

          presentation, time for, 74, 84

          out of order, 83A

          reference

                        by Clerk to Minister responsible, 100

                        to committee, 99, 99A

          response by Minister, 98, 100

Point of order, 61(a), 72, 73, 163

Postponement of

          clauses, 180(c), 185

          motion, 124

          notice of motion, 124

          order of the day, 150

          title and preamble of bill, 179

Practice of House of Representatives, resort to, 275

Prayer, 30, 74

Private Members' business –

          order of, 16, 77A

          precedence, 77

Private Interests of Members, continuing resolution 6

Privilege

          complaint of breach of, written notice, 276

          criteria, 279

          matters

                        precedence to, 276(e)

                        raising of, 276(a)

          newspaper, book, etc., complaint against, 276(b)

          reference of matter to select committee, 276(e)

          procedures for protection of witnesses, 280

Public importance (MPI), matter of

          discussion of

                        concluded, 69

                        procedure, 79

                        time for, 74

          Speaker determines, 79

Public Interest Immunity, continuing resolution 8B

Public money, proposals, 200, 201, 201A

Q

Queen, Her Majesty The

          addresses to, 268, 269

          references to, 53

Question on Notice, 120

Questions proposed by Chair

          be now put (closure “gag”), 70

          debate not allowed, 50, 63

          decided

                        by voices, 134

                        by vote, 135

                        when debate concluded, 132

          declaration of urgency (guillotine), 192

          negatived, if numbers equal, 162

          put

                        forthwith, 63

                        when debate concluded, 132

          question, division of, 133

          read if required, 60

          same question, 136

          similar proposal, 64

          voted upon, 135

Questions seeking information

          answers to, 118, 118A, 122

          anticipating discussion, 117(e)

          explanation on unanswered questions, 118A

          form and content rules, 117

          Hansard, answers, printed in, 122

          inadmissible, 117

          Members, to, 116

          Ministers, to, 114

          notice of, 113, 120

          number of questions, 113A

          persons regarding, 117(d)

          renewal of, 117(g)

          Speaker, to, 115

          supplementary, 113B

          time for, 74

          without notice, 74, 113

          written answers, 122

Quorum –

          Debate interrupted by want of, 32

          Member speaking interrupted, 61(b)

          Members not to leave Assembly, 29, 33

          number required

                        Assembly, 28

                        committees, 230, 231

          want of

                        Assembly

                                     noticed by Member, 32

                                     Speaker, action by, 28, 31, 32

                                     time of meeting, at, 28

                                     vote in, 31

                        before

                                     prayer or reflection, 28

                                     sitting, 28

                        bells rung, 28

                        committee

                                     deliberating, 230

                                     suspension of meeting, 233

                                     taking evidence, 231

R

Reconsideration of bill, 187

Records, 26

Reflection, 30, 74

Relevancy of

          amendments, 140

          amendments in bills, 173, 181

          amendments to GovernorGeneral's amendments, 198

          debate, 58

          notices of motion, parts of, 106

Religious faith, independence of the Assembly from, continuing resolution 8AA

Reply –

          closes debate, 49

          right of, 48

Reports of committees

          day fixed for presenting, 218

          motions moved, 254

          presentation, 75, 253

Resolution rescinded, 137

          Seealso Motions

Roll of Members, 20

Routine of business, 74

Rules of the Assembly, abuse, 70

Rulings of Speaker, 73

S

Same question, 136

Sand‑glass, 158

Schedules See Bills

Secretary to committee – duties relating to–

          evidence, etc., 241

          first meeting, 219, 219A

          minutes of proceedings, 237

          summoning of witnesses, 240, 255

Select committees see Committees – select and standing

Similar proposal, 64

Sitting and adjournment of

          Assembly

                        adjournment

                                     by resolution, 34

                                     grave disorder, 207

                                     want of quorum, 28, 31, 32

                        hour of meeting, 27

                        next meeting, motion to fix, 36

                        suspended, 2, 3, 28, 31, 32

                                     grave disorder, 207

                        See also Meetings of Assembly

          committees, 229, 229A, 229C

Speaker –

          absence of, 6, 9

          acting Speaker, 6

          adjourns Assembly, 28, 31, 32, 207

          answers to questions, direct Member to terminate, 118

          Assistant Speakers, 8, 10

          bills to Parliamentary Counsel, 193, 194

          calls Member to speak, 44

          committee, member of, 16

          deliberative vote, 161

          Deputy Speaker, takes Chair, 7

          determines questions on

                        answer to question, 118

                        anticipation, 59

                        closure, 70

                        language of question, 117(g)

                        obstructive motions, 64

                        offensive or disorderly words, 57

                        privilege, 276(c)

                        public importance matter, 79

                        same question, 136

          election of

                        in new Assembly, 1(e)

                        procedure, 2

                        vacancy, 11

          GovernorGeneral

                        messages from announced, 195

                        presentation of addresses to, 270

                        responses from reported, 271

                        transmission of addresses to, 269

          heard without interruption, 38

          intervenes in debate, 56

          Member

                        discontinues speech, direct to, 62

                        names, 202, 205

                        orders withdrawal, 205

          notices of motion, 106, 107

          order maintained by, 37

          papers, 211

          prayer read by, 30

          question

                        decision on, announces, 135

                        put by, 132

                        read by, 60

                        stated by, 160

          questions seeking information

                        alteration, 117(g)

                        directed to, 115

          quorums, want of, action by, 28, 31, 32

          reflection read by, 30

          resignation of, 11A

          ruling of, after point of order, 73

          sitting suspended by, 207

          title of Presiding Officer, continuing resolution 11

          vacancy in office, 11

          visitors, orders withdrawal, 209

          votes (division), duties, 31, 135, 153, 160, 1613

          waives ringing of bells, 159

          witnesses, 257, 262

Specialist advisers to committees, 238

Speeches –

          contents of and rules See Debate

          extension of time, 69

          time limits, 69

Standing committees see Committees – select and standing

Standing orders

          duration, 274

          House of Representatives practice to be observed, 275

          suspension of, 272, 273

Statements –

          ministerial, 74

          Chair, committee, 246A

Statutory appointments, consideration of, continuing resolution 5A

Supplementary questions, 113B

Sun Judice, continuing resolution 10

Suspension of –

          Members, 203

          sitting, 2, 3, 28, 31, 32, 207

          standing and other orders, 272, 273

Swearing in of Members, 1(d)

T

Tedious repetition, 62

Thanks, vote of, 126

Time –

          allotment of, 69, 192

          extension of, for speeches, 69

          limits

                        debates and speeches, 69

                        election of

                                     Chief Minister, 3(b), 3(e)

                                     Deputy Speaker, 4, 5

                                     Speaker, 2(b), 2(e)

          meeting of Assembly, for, 27, 36

          quorum in committee, for, 232

Transcription service see Hansard

U

Urgent bills See Bills

V

Vacancy in office of –

          Chief Minister, 12

          Clerk, 15

          Deputy Speaker, 13

          Speaker, 11

Vacancy, Senator for the ACT, continuing resolution9

Visitors/Strangers, 209, 210, 236

Vote of Assembly (division) –

          condolence, 126

          reflection on, 52

          rescission of, 137

          same, 136

          thanks, 126

Votes and voting (division) –

          bells rung, 158, 159

          called for, 135, 153

          call of Assembly, 160

          Clerk calls Assembly, 160

          committees, 228

          conflict of interest, 156

          confusion in, 165

          equal, question negatived, 162

          errors in, 165

          Members

                   calling for, 135, 153, 155

                   names called in alphabetical order, 160

                   seats

                        to be within, 157

                        to remain in and vote, 161

          mistakes in, 166

          no further debate following, 50

          point of ordering during, 163

          question decided by, 134

          question stated, 160

          quorum, want of, 31

          recorded in Minutes of Proceedings, 164

          reflections upon, 52

          required, 135

          rescission, 137

          result declared, 162

          sandglass turned, 158

          Speaker

                  deliberative vote, 161

                  opinion challenged, 135

          voice, voting in agreement with, 154

W

Want of confidence in Chief Minister, 81

Withdrawal of

          amendments, 144

          Member from

                  Assembly, 205

                  committee, 23

          motions, 127, 131

          notice of motion, 111, 128

          visitors, 210, 236

          witness, 262

Witnesses –

          allegations against Members, 259

          evidence, premature publication of, 241, 242

          examination of, 235, 245, 246, 262

          Members or officers of Assembly, as, 257, 258, 264

          protection of, 261, 264A

          recusant, 256

          refusal of Members to attend when summoned, 258

          specialist advisers, 238

          summons of, 240, 255

          withdrawal of, 263

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