Parliamentary Procedures & Debates
The Parliament operates under a set of procedures that are deeply rooted in British parliamentary history. From the ceremonial opening of the Parliament by the Governor-General, to the proclamation that dissolves each Parliament, there is a vast array of sometimes arcane procedures and occasions.
- House of Representatives Practice – this is the definitive guide to the procedures and rules of the House.
- Address In Reply
- Unparliamentary Language – why members can accuse each other of “telling untruths”, but not of being “liars”.
- Arse-Licking Hypocrisy – the controversy surrounding Mark Latham’s description of John Howard as an “arse-licker”. [June 26, 2002]
- Seated and Covered – one of the most arcane rules of the parliament.
- Free Votes In Australian And Some Overseas Parliaments – an excellent paper from the Parliamentary Library
- Democrats Support Breast-Feeding In Senate [May 1, 2003]