Maintenance of the standing orders

May 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN: 978-1-74366-825-2

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Chair's foreword

Membership of the Committee

  Committee Secretariat

Terms of Reference

List of Recommendations

1. Introduction

  Scope of the inquiry
  Structure of the report

2. Issues identified and proposed amendments

  Standing order 1 – Maximum speaking times
  Standing order 8 – First meeting for new session following prorogation other than for a new Parliament
  Standing order 39 - Announcements concerning inquiries and presentation of reports (committee and delegation business)
  Standing order 41 - Private Members’ business
  Standing orders 82-85 – Debate of urgent matters
  Standing order 105 – Replies to written questions
  Standing order 122 – Questions put on proposed amendments
  Standing order 153 – Questions to be put
  Standing order 197 – Return of matters to the House
  Clerk’s amendments
  Standing order 2 – Definition of ‘document’
  Standing order 80 – Closure of a Member speaking

A. Proposed amendments to the standing orders

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Standing Committee on Procedure
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4672
Procedure.Committee.Reps@aph.gov.au