Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 11 Hansard (Tuesday, 23 October 2018) . . Page.. 4041 ..
he or she cannot do by introducing a private member’s bill; that is, propose the alleviation of a tax.
Based on standing order 275, and the prevailing practice of the House of Representatives practice, as provided for in its standing order 179, I therefore rule Mr Parton’s bill to be out of order.
Standing order 170 states that every bill not prepared according to the standing orders shall be ruled out of order by the Speaker and withdrawn from the notice paper. Accordingly, I advise the Assembly that Mr Parton’s bill will be withdrawn from the notice paper.
For the information of members, I will table a copy of the Clerk’s advice on the matter, as well as a copy of the House of Representatives document that is referred to in the Clerk’s advice. I also add that matters that are directly relevant to the financial initiative of the Crown and section 65 of the self-government act have been referred to the standing committee on admin and procedure for inquiry and report. I expect that additional clarity will be brought to bear on these issues following the Assembly’s receipt of that committee’s report.
I present the following papers:
Land Tax (Community Housing Exemption) Amendment Bill 2018—Copy of Clerk’s advice to the Speaker, dated 22 October 2018.
The Law Making Powers of the Houses—Three Aspects of the Financial Initiative—Updated notes for Members, prepared by the Clerk’s Office, House of Representatives, June 2012.
MR WALL (Brindabella) (10.07): I will move that Mr Parton’s land tax amendment bill be reinstated on the notice paper and that so much of standing orders be suspended so as to allow order of the day No 1 to proceed for debate in tomorrow’s sitting, being 24 October 2018.
MADAM SPEAKER: So you move the suspension of standing orders, Mr Wall?
MR WALL: That was the motion, Madam Speaker—that and the reinstatement of Mr Parton’s motion.
MADAM SPEAKER: I think you need leave to ask for it to be reinstated, but you do not need leave to suspend standing orders.
MR WALL: All right; let’s do the first one first. I move:
That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent order of the day No 1, Private Members’ business, as listed on the Notice Paper, to proceed for debate at tomorrow’s sitting, 24 October 2018.