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Standing orders - glossary of terms

Business motion

A proposal to conduct the affairs of the

Party in a particular way or to express

an opinion on the way affairs have been

conducted.

Business amendment

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

negative.

Committee

Throughout these standing orders,

Committee means the Federal

Conference Committee unless otherwise

qualified.

Constitutional amendment

A proposal to change the constitution of

the Party.

Secondary constitutional amendment

An amendment to a constitutional

amendment. This must not introduce

new material.

Consultative session

A meeting where selected areas of policy

or strategy are considered in greater

depth than is possible in full debates.

Day visitor

Someone who has paid the appropriate

day visitor fee. Day visitors are not

entitled to speak or vote in full sessions

of conference.

Emergency motion

A proposal which relates to a specific

recent development which occurred after

the deadline for submission of motions.

Emergency motions must be brief.

Emergency amendment

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

uncontentious.

Full session

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

Party Officers.

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

followed correctly.

Policy motion

A proposal to adopt a new policy or

reaffirm an existing one. This includes

motions accompanying policy papers.

Policy amendment

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

direct negative.

Policy paper

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.

Procedural motion

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.

Reference back

A proposal to refer a motion or

amendment to a named body of the

Party for further consideration.

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