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    4.12 Cognate debates

    Two or more related Bills are sometimes dealt with together as cognate Bills. This requires the Legislative Assembly’s agreement to a motion for the suspension of standing and sessional orders that would otherwise require the Bills be dealt with separately. For example, for two related Bills, the Assembly might authorise:

    • the one question being put in regard to the second readings
    • the consideration of the Bills together at the consideration in detail stage
    • the one question being put for the third readings and titles.

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    Last updated:
    15 January, 2020
    Last reviewed:
    13 November, 2013