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House of Representatives Practice, 6th edition – HTML version

8 - Order of business and the sitting day

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This chapter outlines the proceedings on a normal sitting day, from the meeting of the House to adjournment, under the ordinary order of business provided for in standing order 34. It also details the many interventions which can occur under specific standing orders and by way of tactical moves. The chapter also encompasses the division procedures and quorum provisions, which often play a significant part in the daily routine of the House.

Sittings

Meeting of the House

Acknowledgement of country and Prayers

Order of business

New business rule

Adjournment

Meeting and adjournment of the Federation Chamber

Quorum

Divisions

Balloting