House of Representatives Standing Committee on Procedure

Owning Institution

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21 May 2018

This report examines parliamentary standing orders, identifying some minor technical irregularities that can be addressed in the shorter term, as well as a number of potential Clerk’s amendments to be made administratively.

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30 Jun 2010

This report recommends a set of complementary measures designed to strengthen the system of committees in the House of Representatives.

Most of these recommendations suggest incremental change, which, in the past, has been the most effective means of bringing about practical improvements.



17 Sep 2007

This report argues that the full potential for petitions to make a difference is not currently realised. The committee recognises that citizens (and other residents) now have other avenues for influencing the political process – through the Ombudsman or by forming a lobby group –...

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