Chapter 5 | Members

The Member’s role

Parliamentary

Constituency

Party

The Member and the House in the democratic process

Qualifications and disqualifications

Constitutional provisions

Electoral Act provisions

Challenges to membership

Section 44(i) of the Constitution

Section 44(ii) of the Constitution

Section 44(iv) of the Constitution

Section 44(v) of the Constitution

Section 45(ii) of the Constitution

Section 163 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act

Swearing-in

New Members

First speech

Valedictory speech

Pecuniary interest

Personal interest in committee inquiry

Professional advocacy

Lobbying for reward or consideration

Registration—Committee of Privileges and Members’ Interests

Proposed code of conduct

Members’ remuneration and expenses

Salaries

Parliamentary work expenses framework

Parliamentary Business Resources Act

Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority

Work expenses and use of public resources

Superannuation benefits

Attendance

Leave of absence

Vacancy

Resignation

Absence without leave

Ineligibility

Penalty for sitting while ineligible

Consequences of Member sitting while ineligible

Death

Expulsion

Members’ titles

MP (Member of Parliament)

Honourable

Academic and other titles

Longest serving Member

Dress and conduct in the chamber

Use of electronic devices

Service on non-parliamentary organisations

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