Administration and Procedure

Administration and Procedure

In 1995 the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory amended standing order 16, which established the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure



Madam Speaker

Ms Tara Cheyne MLA

Mr Shane Rattenbury MLA

Mr Andrew Wall MLA

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(a) A Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure is established at the commencement of each Assembly to:

  • undertake self-referred inquiries or inquiries referred by the Assembly and, in addition, in the third year of an Assembly term the committee shall inquire into and report on the operation of the standing orders and continuing resolutions of the Assembly with a view to ensuring that the practices and procedures of the Assembly remain relevant and reflect best practice; (Amended 29 November 2018)
  • advise the Speaker on:
    • Member's entitlements including facilities and services;
    • the operation of the transcription service (Hansard);
    • the availibility to the public of Assembly documents;
    • the operation of the Assembly library;
  • arrange the order of privatre Members' business, Assembly business and Crossbench Executive Members' business; (Amended 27 November 2012 and 29 November 2018)

(b) The Committee shall consist of:

  • the Speaker
  • the Government whip
  • the Opposition whip; and
  • a representative of the crossbench (or if a single party, the whip of that party);

(ba) Should a whip be unable to attend a meeting, the Party nominated deputy whip may attend in their place;

(c) the Speaker shall be the Chair of the Committee; and

(d) the Committee shall have the power to consider and make use of the evidence and records of the Standing Committee on Administration and Procedure appointed during the previous Assemblies. (Amended 9 March 1995 and 4 May 1995; further amended 28 May 1998, 6 March 2008, 8 December 2011, 13 December 2016 and 29 November 2018)

Inquiry Started Status
Inquiry into the Commissioner for Standards referrals process Started: 16/02/2017 Status: Completed 08/05/2017
Inquiry into Omnibus Amendment Bills Started: 16/02/2017 Status: Completed 08/05/2017
Inquiry into the Code of Conduct for All Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory Started: 13/02/2017 Status: Completed 08/05/2017
Review of Continuing Resolution 9—Senator for the Australian Capital Territory—Procedures for Election Started: 30/11/2017 Status: Completed 14/02/2018
Inquiry into Estimates procedures Started: 15/02/2018 Status: Completed 22/02/2018
Review of Standing Orders Started: 22/02/2018 Status: Completed 25/10/2018
Standing orders relating to contempt Started: 22/03/2018 Status: Completed 12/04/2018
Inquiry into the Conduct of Miss C Burch MLA Started: 20/08/2018 Status: Completed 23/08/2018
Inquiry into the ACT Register of Lobbyists Started: 01/11/2018 Status: Completed 21/03/2019
Inquiry into the application of Section 65 of the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 Started: 20/09/2018 Status: Ongoing
Citizen's Right of Reply—Australian Education Union Started: 23/01/2019 Status: Completed 21/02/2019
Inquiry into visits by Members to government schools—Protocols Started: 14/02/2019 Status: Completed 06/06/2019
Citizen's Right of Reply—Mr Joel Dignam Started: 25/02/2019 Status: Completed 21/03/2019
Inquiry into inclusion of respectful dialogue within the Code of Conduct Started: 04/04/2019 Status: Completed 30/07/2019
Inquiry into the provisions and conventions around committee inquiries Started: 16/05/2019 Status: Completed 30/07/2019
Additional amendments to the standing orders Started: 12/08/2019 Status: Completed 22/08/2019
Inquiry into the Review of the Performance of the Three Branches of Government in the Australian Capital Territory against Latimer House Principles—9th Assembly Started: 12/09/2019 Status: Completed 20/02/2020
Inquiry into the Committee Structure for the Tenth Assembly Started: 19/03/2020 Status: Ongoing
Inquiry into standing orders for the Ninth Assembly Started: 11/08/2016 Status: Completed 13/12/2016

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.