• Publication Date: October 31, 2007
  • EAN: 9781921012563
  • 452 pages; 6" x 8⅝"
Filed Under: Government

New South Wales Legislative Assembly: Practice, Procedure and Privilege


Product Description

This first edition of New South Wales Legislative Assembly Practice, Procedure and Privilege provides a valuable insight into the workings of the seat of Government in New South Wales – the Legislative Assembly.

The New South Wales Legislative Assembly was first established in 1856. In the early days of the Parliament the practice of the United Kingdom House of Commons was heavily relied on and reference was frequently made to May’s Parliamentary Practice.

The 150 years since the Legislative Assembly was first constituted has seen the evolution of practice and procedure unique to the character of the Legislative Assembly. This has meant there are few instances where the House does not have some precedent to follow.

The practices and procedures of the House are illustrated with reference to the Standing Orders and important precedents and rulings of former Speakers, which have contributed to a greater understanding as to how the Standing Orders have been interpreted.

The book also considers the laws pertaining to Parliament and the extent of Parliamentary privilege in New South Wales, a jurisdiction that has not legislated to define its privileges.

The text is current to July 2007 and includes references to both modern and past practice. It is a valuable reference tool to anyone interested in the law and procedures of the Legislative Assembly.

Practice and Procedure

Sources of InformationThe Constituent Parts of Parliament The Parliamentary Building and Precincts Proceedings on the Meeting of Parliament Speaker, Other Office Holders and Officers Members’ Pledge of Loyalty, Roll, Leave of Absence Members’ Ethics and Code of Conduct Records of the House The Parliamentary Calendar and Elections Sitting and Adjournment of the House Rules of Debate Business Petitions Questions Seeking Information Notices of Motions Motions, Questions, Votes and Resolutions Amendments of Motions Orders of the Day Divisions and Bells Passage of Legislation Consideration in Detail Financial Procedures Disorder Visitors Papers and Documents Committees Witnesses Standing and Sessional orders A Citizen’s Right of ReplyRegister of Pecuniary and Othere InterestsRemuneration and Entitlements for MembersThe MaceRemoval of Judicial Officers and Independent Statutory OfficersThe Parliament’s Role in Referring Matters to or Expanding Powers of Investigatory BodiesAccountability Legislation

Parliamentary Privilege in New South Wales

Introduction to Parliamentary Privilege Such Powers and Privileges as are Implied by Reason of Necessity Such Privileges as were Imported by the Adoption of the Bill of Rights Privilege Conferred by Legislation and Related Matters Other Matters


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