Procedures for giving, moving and publication of notices of motions (Inquiry)
This inquiry is a completed Legislative Council inquiry conducted by the Procedure Committee. This terms of reference was referred to the Procedure Committee by the President of the Legislative Council on 5 March 2012.
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Referred: 5 Mar 2012
» Final Report Published: 21 Jun 2012
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Referred by the President.
Reported to the House LC Minutes 6 March 2012 p 754
That the Procedure Committee inquire into and report on the procedures for giving, moving and publication of notices of motion, including:
(a) whether additional rules are necessary in respect of the nature and content of notices of motion,
(b) whether notices of motion should be subjected to word limits,
(c) whether there should be a limit on the number of notices of motion given each sitting day,
(d) parameters for the type of motions that will result in a letter of congratulations or condolence from the President, on behalf of the House,
(e) mechanisms for enhancing the accessibility of information on the parliamentary website in relation to members' parliamentary contributions,
(f) alternative mechanisms for members to raise matters of a community and constituency nature, including the Legislative Assembly's recently introduced category of and procedures for community recognition notices, or brief 90 second statements,
(g) other Australian parliaments' procedures for giving notices, the rules for content and the publication of motions and other parliamentary contributions on their web sites, and
(h) any other relevant matters.