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House of Representatives Practice, 6th edition – HTML version

5 - Members

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Service on non-parliamentary organisations

Members of the House are appointed by motion in the House to serve on the following bodies for the periods indicated:

  • Advisory Council on Australian Archives (one Member)—for a period as is fixed by the House, not exceeding three years;[186]
  • Council of the National Library of Australia (one Member)—for a period as is fixed by the House, not exceeding three years;[187] and
  • Parliamentary Retiring Allowances Trust (two Members)—while remaining a Member.[188]

Details of Members appointed to these bodies are printed in the Notice Paper. The House may discharge or replace the Members it has appointed.


186. Archives Act 1983; VP 1996–98/289.
187. National Library Act 1960; VP 1993–95/2576.
188. Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948; VP 1996–98/289. A trustee who has ceased to be a Member by reason of dissolution or expiration of the House does not thereby cease to be a trustee until he or she ceases to receive a parliamentary allowance.