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Rules of the House

Rules of the House

  • ​​​Standing rules and orders – the written rules of procedure which provide for the conduct of proceedings in the House including the passage of bills, rules of debate, the maintenance of order, the appointment of committees, and other matters affecting the operation of the House. The standing rules and orders are made under the authority of section 15 of the Constitution Act 1902 and require the approval of the Governor before they apply. The current standing orders were adopted in 2004 (suspended from 7 June 2022 while new sessional orders are trialled).



  • Committees – Rules, Resolutions and Membership – contains the establishing resolutions and membership for each of the current committees of the Legislative Council. This document also includes the committee-related rules and resolutions which complement the proposed standing rules and orders for 2022.