Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Standing and Sessional Orders
I ask leave of the House to amend the notice relating to the proposed amendments to the standing orders by inserting the amendment to be moved by me to change standing order 215, which is the general purpose standing committee. So, just to explain: I did ask my office to get it around to you but, in the tumult this morning, it might have got lost in the process.
The standing order changes that have been notified in the Notice Paper need to have the updated list of committees—the new names and the new House of Representatives committees. These are essentially the same as the old ones, but they reflect the new cabinet. I am happy to hand it to the Manager of Opposition Business. There is nothing controversial about it and I am sure, once he has had an opportunity to look at it briefly, he will be comfortable with it. There are no hidden barbs in it. I will give him a moment if he would like to have a quick look at it.