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Committee Details

Joint Select Committee upon the Management of the Parliament

The Committee operated in a previous Parliament. This page provides information on the inquiry it conducted.

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS NO. 28, THURSDAY 7 MAY 1992

 

(1) That a Joint Select Committee be established to consider and report upon the Management of the Parliament and, in particular:

(a) The Parliament Management Bill 1992 and cognate bill; and

(b) Any alternative models to these bills which could achieve:

(i) greater involvement by members in the management of the Parliament;

(ii) more accountability for the Parliament to its members and the community; and

(iii) greater separation of the management of the Parliament from the Executive.

 

(2) That, notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders, the committee consist of sixteen members, namely:

(a) Three members supporting the Government nominated by the Leader of the House in the Legislative Assembly;

(b) Three members supporting the Government nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council;

(c) Three members not supporting the Government nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly;

(d) Three members not supporting the Government nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council;

(e) Two independent members of the Legislative Assembly nominated by the Leader of the House;

(f) Two cross bench members of the Legislative Council nominated by the Leader of the Government.

 

(3) The committee shall be chaired by a member from 2 (a) above nominated by the Leader of the House in the Legislative Assembly. The chairman shall have a deliberative and no casting vote.

 

(4) That at any meeting of the committee ten members shall constitute a quorum, provided that the committee meets as a joint committee at all times.

 

(5) That leave be given to members and officers of either House called to give evidence before the committee.

 

(6) That the committee have leave to sit during the sittings or any adjournment of either or both Houses; to adjourn from place to place; have power to take evidence and send for persons and papers; and to report from time to time.

 

(7) That should either House stand adjourned and the committee agree to any report before the Houses resume sitting___

(a) the committee have leave to send any such report, minutes and evidence taken before it to the Clerk of the House;

(b) the documents shall be printed and published and the Clerk shall forthwith take such action as is necessary to give effect to the order of the Houses;

(c) the documents shall be laid upon the Table of the House at its next sitting.

 

(8) That the committee report by 2 September 1992.

 

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