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    2.4 Sessional Orders

    Sessional Orders are motions passed by the Legislative Assembly which enable it to do certain things and take certain actions not covered by Standing Orders or are designed to supersede a particular Standing Order for the duration of a parliamentary session. Unlike Standing Orders, Sessional Orders do not require the approval of the Governor. For example, Standing Orders provide that the House appoints the days and the hour of each day on which it will meet for the dispatch of business. This requires a Sessional Order to be passed on the first day of business of each session setting out the sitting days and their commencement times. A Sessional Order is also moved at this time indicating at what time of the sitting day Government Business shall take precedence over all other business.

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    Last updated:
    2 April, 2013
    Last reviewed:
    17 July, 2009