Standing orders - glossary of terms
A proposal to conduct the affairs of the
Party in a particular way or to express
an opinion on the way affairs have been
A proposal to change a business motion.
Any such proposal should be significant,
should be within the scope of the
original motion and must not be a direct
Throughout these standing orders,
Committee means the Federal
Conference Committee unless otherwise
A proposal to change the constitution of
Secondary constitutional amendment
An amendment to a constitutional
amendment. This must not introduce
A meeting where selected areas of policy
or strategy are considered in greater
depth than is possible in full debates.
Someone who has paid the appropriate
day visitor fee. Day visitors are not
entitled to speak or vote in full sessions
A proposal which relates to a specific
recent development which occurred after
the deadline for submission of motions.
Emergency motions must be brief.
An amendment to a motion which
relates to a specific event which occurred
after the deadline for the submission
of amendments. It must be brief and
Any part of the conference agenda
during which debates, topical issue
discussions or discussion of business,
including formal reports, takes place.
This specifically excludes formal
speeches such as those by the Leader or
Point of order
A suggestion to the chair of a debate that
the conduct of the debate, as laid down
in the standing orders, has not been
A proposal to adopt a new policy or
reaffirm an existing one. This includes
motions accompanying policy papers.
A proposal to change a policy motion.
Any proposal should be of significant
importance, should be within the scope
of the original motion and must not be a
A paper prepared by the Federal Policy
Committee and submitted to conference
for debate under the terms of Article 5.4
of the Federal Party constitution.
A proposal that the conduct of a debate
should be changed in a specific way.
Procedural motions are:
Move to next business
A proposal that the conference should
cease to consider an item of business
and immediately move to the next
item on the agenda.
A proposal to refer a motion or
amendment to a named body of the
Party for further consideration.
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