Request for a count
A request to the chair that a specific
vote be counted and recorded
rather than decided on the chair's
assessment of a show of voting cards.
A request to the chair of a debate
that a part or parts of a motion or
amendment should be voted on
Suspension of standing orders
A proposal to relax specific standing
orders for a stated purpose.
An additional meeting of the conference
requisitioned by the Federal Board,
Federal Policy Committee, conference
itself or 200 members in not fewer than
20 local parties, under the provisions of
Article 6.6 of the Federal constitution.
Standing order amendment
A proposal to change these standing
Secondary standing order amendment
An amendment to a standing order
amendment. This must not introduce
Topical issue discussion
A discussion on a policy issue of
significant and topical relevance,
conducted without a vote.
A member attending conference who
has satisfied the requirements for
attendance and has paid the registration
fee presently in force for party members
as agreed by FCC, and who is not a day
visitor [or observer].
1. The conference agenda
1.1 What is on the agenda
The agenda for each meeting of
conference, other than a special
conference, shall include time for:
a) One or more consultative each
sessions; save that the Committee
may decide not to hold any
consultative sessions at a spring
b) A business session or sessions for
the consideration of reports from
the Parliamentary Parties as listed
in Article 9 of the Federal Party's
Constitution, the Federal Board,
the Federal Policy Committee and
the Federal Conference Committee
together with, when appropriate,
reports from any other body the
Committee considers appropriate,
accounts, the annual report, a
motion accompanying the proposed
strategy of the party, business
motions, constitutional amendments
and standing order amendments.
c) Policy motions (including motions
accompanying policy papers).
d) Emergency motions.
e) Topical issue discussions.
f) Any other business which the
Committee thinks appropriate.
The time to be allocated to each type of
business and the order of that business
shall be decided by the Committee
provided that conference may decide
not to take any particular item on the
1.2 Conference or council of state
In addition, time before or after any
meeting may be agreed with the
relevant state party for a meeting of the
conference or council of that party.
1.3 Right to submit agenda items
a) Reports to conference may be
DEMAND BETTER Standing