Government business—government sponsored legislation and motions, and ministerial statements.
Business of the House—petitions, Question Time, presentation of documents, privilege matters, personal explanations, motions to refer business to the Federation Chamber and the presentation of reports from the Federation Chamber, messages from the Governor-General and the Senate, dissent motions, announcements of ministerial arrangements, motions to appoint committees, statements and debate on committee and parliamentary delegation reports, motions for addresses, motions of condolence, motions for leave of absence and special adjournment motions.
Private Members’ business—bills and motions sponsored by private Members.
Other opportunities for private Members—adjournment and grievance debates, Members’ statements, discussion of matters of public importance, and debate on the Address in Reply.
Order of business on Mondays
Selection and programming of business—role of the Selection Committee
Referral of business to the Federation Chamber
Consideration in the House or Federation Chamber
Removal of reports from the Notice Paper
One private Member acting for another
Removal of private Members’ business from the Notice Paper
Consideration in government time
Voting on private Members’ business
Private Members’ motions
Private Members’ bills
Programming and scope of the debate
Call of the Chair
Adjournment debate in the Federation Chamber
Proposal of matter to Speaker
Discretionary responsibility of the Speaker
Whether matter in order
More than one matter proposed
Criteria for determining a matter in order
Matter must be definite
Current committee inquiries
Matter discussed previously
Matters involving legislation
Subject that can only be debated upon a substantive motion
Matter proposed withdrawn
Matter read to House and supported
Termination of discussion
Motion to call on business of the day
Suspension of MPI procedure