FOOTNOTES

Footnotes

[1]

A Speaker must be elected before the House proceeds with any other business: Constitution Act 1975 s 39.

[2]

Twenty members, not including the Speaker: Constitution Act 1975 s 40.

[3]

A reasoned amendment normally sets out a reason or argument for opposing or delaying a bill. The accepted wording is that the bill is withdrawn and redrafted to provide for or that the House refuses to read this bill a second time until (a specified relevant event takes place).

[4]

See Constitution Act 1975 s 14.

[5]

See also Constitution Act 1975 s 64.

[6]

For example, motions such as That the debate be now adjourned and That the question be now put.

[7]

See Constitution Act 1975 s 19A.

[8]

The Speaker also has authority to authorise reproduction of parliamentary papers (which are published by order of the House).

[9]

For example, motions such as That the debate be now adjourned and That the question be now put.

[10]

Excluding a member who has moved an amendment or a motion to extend the scope of a bill.

[11]

See Constitution Act 1975 s 52 for current provision.

[12]

The refreshment rooms and Parliament buildings joint committees have been superseded by the House Committee constituted under the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003.

[13]

See Constitution Act 1975 s 14 for current provisions.