Tabling guides for departments
Tabling guides for departments
This page includes guides for government department and agency staff on tabling documents in Parliament.
Members of the public may not table documents. However, members of the public can contact their local member if they would like a petition tabled in Parliament. For information on petitions, visit the Assembly petitions page and the Council petitions page.
We have made the following arrangements for tabling in response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):
- You can send us documents for tabling by emailing the PDF of the document and tabling letters to email@example.com
- Letters can be digitally signed, or signed and scanned
- Hard copies are not required (except for parliamentary papers — contact us for more information)
The Council and Assembly will print your document for tabling. After it is tabled we’ll publish it in the database.
Annual reports — FAQs
See the temporary arrangements above. Hard copies are not required this year.
The sitting dates might change if Parliament needs to sit additional days or if the sittings need to be delayed on the basis of health advice. Remember that the sitting calendar is a guide only. Each sitting week (or day) the Assembly and Council decide when they will sit next. Therefore you should use this calendar as a guide only. The Houses might make further changes.
For Tuesday tabling — email by 5.00 pm Monday
For Wednesday tabling — email by 5.00 pm Tuesday
For Thursday tabling — email by 5.00 pm Wednesday
The Clerks are:
Andrew Young, Clerk of the Legislative Council
Bridget Noonan, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly
Use this guide for an overview of tabling including the authorities for tabling, stock requirements and tabling procedure.
We publish annual reports, committee reports, reports by independent officers of Parliament etc in the tabled documents database once they are tabled in Parliament.
If there is no Act requiring a document to be tabled, the document can still be tabled by leave. Use this guide for an explanation of ‘leave’ and the procedure for tabling by leave.
Parliamentary papers are protected from legal action. Use this guide for an explanation of parliamentary privilege, a list of documents automatically accepted as parliamentary papers and how other documents can get parliamentary paper status. It also includes the text that must be printed in a parliamentary paper and the printing requirements.
When a parliamentary committee report makes recommendations to the Government, a minister must table a government response addressing those recommendations. This guide sets out how to table the government response in Parliament. What you need to do depends on what type of committee it is.
Some documents can be tabled on a non-sitting day. Use this guide to help you work out if your document can be tabled on a non-sitting day and the procedure for tabling on a non-sitting day.
If you want to correct an error in your document after it has been tabled, use this guide for details of who to contact at Parliament for advice. Once Parliament approves the correction, use this guide for the procedure for correction by erratum slip, the procedure for tabling documents in lieu and an example of an erratum slip.
You can also use this guide if there is an error in the pdf copy only.
Use this guide if you need to ‘lodge’ a document with the Clerk of the Parliaments under section 32(3) of the Interpretation of Legislation Act 1984.
Legislative Assembly Procedure Office
Legislative Council Chamber Support Office
*Send PDF copies of reports or documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Created: Friday, 04 May 2018 10:03
- Last Updated: Friday, 21 August 2020 14:23