HON SUE ELLERY (South Metropolitan — Leader of the House) [7.30 pm]: I move —

(1)  That the Standing Committee on Procedure and Privileges undertake a review of the standing orders relating to motions on notice with a view to modernising the procedures of the house.

(2)  That the committee is to report to the house no later than Thursday, 20 September 2018.

[Speeches and comments from various members]

HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [7.36 pm]: I am rising on behalf of the Greens to indicate that we, too, have had discussions behind the Chair. We likewise agree with the motion. Hopefully, we will come up with a good resolution. The Greens do not have a representative on the Standing Committee on Procedure and Privileges, but feel confident we can put in a submission with our views to be taken into account. Hopefully, there will be some creative solutions. Who knows? We might decide to amend the standing orders so we no longer consider motions that contain the words “condemn” or “congratulate” in them. Maybe that will cut out a whole range of potential options. Failing that, I am sure that we will come up with a good proposal.

Question put and passed.


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