House of Representatives Practice (1st edition)

Published: 1981

Editor: J. A. Pettifer C.B.E., Clerk of the House of Representatives

Assistant editors: A. R. Browning, First Clerk Assistant; J. K. Porter, Senior Parliamentary Officer

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Preliminary pages

Title pages (PDF 148 KB)

Contents (ix) (PDF 808 KB)

Reference guide (xl-xli) (PDF 119 KB)


Chapter 1: The Parliament (PDF 1.6 MB)

Chapter 2: The role of the House of Representatives (PDF 587 KB)

Chapter 3: Disagreements between the Houses (PDF 2.1 MB)

Chapter 4: The structure of the House (PDF 2.7 MB)

Chapter 5: Elections and the electoral system (PDF 1.2 MB)

Chapter 6: Parliament House and the House of Representatives Chamber (PDF 1.5 MB)

Chapter 7: Members (PDF 1.9 MB)

Chapter 8: The Speaker and Officers of the House (PDF 3 MB)

Chapter 9: The parliamentary calendar (PDF 1.6 MB)

Chapter 10: Business of the House and the sitting day (PDF 2.4 MB)

Chapter 11: Legislation (PDF 6 MB)

Chapter 12: Motions (PDF 2.8 MB)

Chapter 13: Control and conduct of debate (PDF 2.3 MB)

Chapter 14: Questions (PDF 1.5 MB)

Chapter 15: Matters of public importance (PDF 583 KB)

Chapter 16: Private Members' business (PDF 809 KB)

Chapter 17: Papers and documents (PDF 1.9 MB)

Chapter 18: Parliamentary committees (PDF 5.4 MB)

Chapter 19: Parliamentary privilege (PDF 2.5 MB)

Chapter 20: Parliament and the citizen (PDF 1.2 MB)