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House of Representatives Standing Committee on Procedure

Owning Institution:

A window on the House: practices and procedures relating to Question Time

Question Time is a long-standing tradition that remains a valuable forum for scrutiny of the executive. While opinions differed on how Question Time could be improved, this inquiry found there is a need for enhanced accountability, better questions and answers, and a higher standard of...

Maintenance of the standing orders: interim report

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.