Legislative Council

Questions & Responses Archive

Old Questions & Responses Database

Old database (for QoN) — December 2006–March 2016 (with some exceptions)

Date 

Parlia- 
ment 

Questions on notice (QoN)

Constituency questions (CQ)

Adjournment matters (ADJ)

Questions without notice (Question time) (QwN)

2018–current

59th

New database

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New database

Hansard

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New database

Hansard

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All questions: Hansard

New database (questions requiring a written response)

Tracking spreadsheet

24 March 2016-October 2018

58th

Hansard

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Hansard

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Hansard

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Hansard

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December 2014–23 March 2016

58th

Old database - archive

Hansard

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Hansard

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Hansard

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Hansard

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December 2010–December 2014

57th

Old database - archive

Hansard

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Not applicable — CQs started in 2015

Hansard

Tracking spreadsheet

Hansard

December 2006-December 2010

56th

Old database - archive

Hansard

Tracking spreadsheet

Not applicable — CQs started in 2015

Hansard (only has written responses from January 2008. Prior to that written responses were provided directly to the asking member)

Hansard

Pre-December 2006

 

Questions: Notice Paper

Answers: Hansard

Not applicable — CQs started in 2015

Hansard

(any written responses were provided directly to the asking member)

Hansard

Question & Responses

Questions database

New database — 2018 – current (59th Parliament)

Council questions included in the database

  • Questions on notice
  • Adjournment matters

For questions and answers from previous Parliaments - see the Archive section.

Submitting responses

All answers should be submitted (PDF and Word) to council@parliament.vic.gov.au.

Find out more

Questions on Notice

Questions on Notice are written requests for information, asked by Members to Ministers.

Standing Orders 8.09–8.13 outline the procedure for asking and answering Questions on Notice.

Questions submitted by Members are published at the back of the online Notice Paper each sitting day. All questions and answers are published in the Questions database.

Answers are due within 30 days of the question being published. 

Answers in the Council can only be tabled and published on a sitting day (at the end of Question Time).

Departments may use this template for answers to Questions on Notice.

A list of Council portfolios and portfolios represented by Council Ministers can be found here

Tracking spreadsheet: LINK

Question Time (Questions without Notice) -  not currently in the Questions database

Council Standing Order 8.07 requires all answers to questions without notice to be direct, factual, succinct and relevant.

The President may determine an answer is unresponsive and direct the Minister to provide a written response. Under Sessional Order 14, the President may order one further written response if it is determined that the written response did not answer the question.

Written responses to questions directed to a:

  • Council Minister's portfolio are due within one business day; and
  • Minister representing a Minister from the Assembly within two business days.

Responses are due at least 15 minutes before Question Time if they are due on a sitting day or at 12.00 noon if they are due on a day when the Council is not sitting.

Departments may use this template for answers to Questions without Notice.

All questions (and their responses) requiring a written response are in Hansard (they will soon also be in the Questions database).

Tracking spreadsheet: LINK

Constituency Questions

Council Standing Order 8.08 requires answers to constituency questions to be provided in writing within 14 days.

Departments may use this template for answers to Constituency Questions.

All constituency questions (and their responses) are in Hansard (they will soon also be in the Questions database).

Tracking spreadsheet: LINK

Adjournment Debate

Council Standing Order 4.13 requires that a response to an adjournment matter must be given at the time the matter is raised in the House or provided in writing within 30 days.

Responses in the Council can only be tabled and published on a sitting day (at the end of the sitting day).

Departments may use this template for responses to Adjournment matters.

Tracking spreadsheet: LINK.

Legislative Council Seating

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Seating

Download the Seating Plan.pdf

Legislative Assembly Seating

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Seating

The seating plan shows where members sit in the Chamber. Members must stand in front of their allocated seat when speaking and sit in their allocated seat during a party division.

Download the current seating plan for the 59th Parliament:

 

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