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Historical Standing Orders

Historical Standing Orders

​​​The Standing Orders are a set of rules which govern both the internal operations of the Assembly and its committees. ​For example, there are Standing Orders which determine how meetings are conducted, those that set the rules for debate and those that provide a process for considering legislation. The House may also adopt sessional orders. These modify or replace Standing Orders, but they only have effect for the parliamentary session.  (See Short Guide to the P​rocedures​ of the Legislative Assembly  for more information.) 

As part of a recent digitisation project, historical Standing Orders from 1856 - 1997 have been scanned in a searchable format.



IMG_0001.JPGMajor Editions - Standing Orders

Standing Rules and Orders, 1856

Standing Rules and Orders, 1894

Standing Rules and Orders, 1994​


Amendments to 1894 Standing Orders 

Standing Rules and Orders, 1894 (amended)

Standing Rules and Orders, 1922

Standing Rules and Orders, 1927

Standing Rules and Orders, 1928

Standing Rules and Orders, 1930

Standing Rules and Orders, 1935

Standing Rules and Orders, 1938

Standing Rules and Orders, 1945

Standing Rules and Orders, 1950

Standing Rules and Orders, 1964

Standing Rules and Orders, 1971​

Standing Rules and Orders, 1976

Standing Rules and Orders, 1982​


Amendments to 1994 Standing Orders

Standing Rules an​d Orders, 1997​