Maintenance of the standing orders

January 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76092-308-2

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Membership of the Committee

  Committee Secretariat

Terms of Reference

List of Recommendations

1. Introduction

  Conduct of the inquiry
  Structure of the report

2. Matters of interest in the 46th Parliament

  Petitions – announcement and publication of ministerial responses
  Opening day – procession of Members
  Suspension of standing orders without notice
  Question put on proposed amendments, and movement across the chamber during the pandemic
  Closure of a Member speaking in the Federation Chamber
  Personal explanations

3. Technical and more straightforward matters

  Report on a bill referred to a committee
  Members’ three minute constituency statements
  Closure of a Member speaking – reference to oral notice of motion
  Matters not open to debate
  Date of effect of appointment of committee Chairs and deputy Chairs
  Terminology – non-aligned Member
  Potential Clerk’s amendments
  Further monitoring
  Clarification and notes on practice

A. Proposed amendments to the standing orders

B. Proposed Clerk's 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