Legislative Council Standing Orders - Chapter 9

CHAPTER 9 - TABLING OF PAPERS

 

9.01    Presentation of papers

Papers may be presented to the Council — 

        (a)    by direction of the Governor;

        (b)    by order of the Council; or

        (c)    under Acts of Parliament.

 

9.02    Papers to be delivered to the Clerk

Any paper required to be presented to the Council will be delivered to the Clerk of the Council.

 

9.03    Papers presented by direction of the Governor

Papers that are required to be presented to the Council by direction of the Governor will be tabled by a Minister.

 

9.04    Papers presented by order of the Council

The Council may give leave for a Member to present a paper which is not being tabled under the authority of an Act.

 

9.05    Papers presented under Acts of Parliament

After all other papers have been tabled on each sitting day the Clerk will advise the Council of papers being presented under Acts of Parliament.

 

9.06    Proclamations fixing operative dates

Proclamations of the Governor in Council fixing dates for the coming into operation of Acts, as published in the Government Gazette from time to time, will be presented and tabled by the Clerk.

 

9.07    Printing and consideration of papers

On motion without notice the Council may order that any paper which has been tabled —

(a)   be published;

(b)   be taken into consideration on a future day.

 

9.08    Motion to take note of paper

After any paper has been tabled, notice may be given of a motion that the Council take note of such paper.

 

9.09    Proceedings on presentation of report of committee

(1)    Upon the tabling of a report of a Parliamentary Committee the Council may order that the report be published with the documents accompanying it.

(2)   A Member of the committee may then move without notice, “That the Council take note of the report”.

(3)    At the conclusion of the debate, the President must put the question.

 

9.10    Statements on reports and papers

(1)    At the time prescribed by Standing Order 5.02, any Member may make a statement on any report or paper which has been tabled in the Council during the Session. A Member must give notice of a report or paper proposed for discussion no later than during the appropriate time in formal business on the same day that statements on reports and papers are to be conducted. A Member may propose not more than one report or paper for discussion each week.


(2)    Nothing in this Standing Order will preclude a Member from —
       
        (a)   giving notice of a report or paper previously discussed; or
       
        (b)   giving notice of a motion to take note of a report or paper for consideration during General Business.

(3)    Subject to the provisions of Standing Order 8.11, a Member may also make a statement regarding the failure of a Minister to provide either an answer or an explanation to a question.