Rules of the House

    • Standing rules and orders – the written rules of procedure which provide for the conduct of proceedings in the House including the passage of bills, rules of debate, the maintenance of order, the appointment of committees, and other matters affecting the operation of the House. The standing rules and orders are made under the authority of section 15 of the Constitution Act 1902 and require the approval of the Governor before they apply.

    • Sessional orders – temporary rules adopted for the duration of a session. They may also be used to vary or suspend the operation of standing orders. Sessional orders do not require the approval of the Governor.

    • Resolutions – decisions of the House are made by resolutions and orders. This document includes resolutions and orders that have continuing effect, including committee resolutions, office holders and ministerial representation in the House.