This legislation has been repealed.
MANAGEMENT AND CONDUCT OF BUSINESS AT MEETINGS OF THE MEMBERS
1. General Conduct of
Business. In any case occurring in connection with the conduct of business
that is not herein provided for, resort shall be had to the rules, forms, and
usages of the Legislature of Western Australia, and they shall be followed, as
far as they may reasonably be applied to the proceedings of the Port
2. Minutes of Meetings
to be Read at Next Subsequent Meeting. At every ordinary meeting of the
members, the first business thereof shall be the reading and putting a
question for the confirmation of the minutes of the proceedings at the
preceding meeting; and discussion shall not be permitted thereon, except as to
their accuracy as a record of the proceedings; and if confirmed the minutes
shall then be signed by the Chairman.
3. Order of Business
at Ordinary Meetings. After the signing of the minutes, as provided by clause
2, the order of business of an ordinary meeting shall, except as may, for the
greater convenience of the members at any particular meeting of the Port
Authority, be altered by resolution, be as nearly as is practicable as
reading of copies of letters sent by the authority of the Port Authority;
reading of letters received, and considering and ordering thereon;
reception and reading of petitions and memorials;
presentation of schedule of receipts and disbursements and passing of
presentation of reports of Chairman and of Committees, and considering and
ordering thereon; postponed items of former reports of Committee taking
precedence over new business brought up by Committees;
orders of the day, including subjects continued from proceedings of former
meetings and any business the Chairman may think desirable, with the consent
of the Port Authority;
motions of which previous notice has been given; and
notices of motion for consideration at following
4. Order of Business
at Special Meetings. The order of business at a special meeting shall be the
order in which such business stands in the notice thereof.
5. Motions. Every
notice of motion shall be dated, signed, and given by the intending mover to
the general manager, either at a meeting of the Port Authority or 3 clear
days, at the least, prior to the holding of any ordinary meetings; and the
general manager shall enter every motion in the Notice of Motion Book, in the
order in which they were received; and each member shall receive a copy of
every notice of motion with the ordinary notice of meeting.
6. Motion Not To Be
Proceeded With, in Absence of Member Giving the Notice, Except by His
Authority. A motion entered in the Notice of Motion Book shall not be
proceeded with, in the absence of the member who gave notice of it, unless by
some other member having authority from him in that regard.
7. Order of Debate.
Any member desirous of making a motion or amendment or of taking part in
discussion thereon shall address the Chair, and shall not be interrupted,
unless called to order, whereupon he shall remain silent, until the member
calling to order has been heard thereon and the question of order disposed of;
whereafter the member having the floor may, subject to the ruling of the
Chairman, proceed with the subject.
8. Motion Not To Be
Withdrawn Without Leave. A motion or amendment shall not be withdrawn, without
the consent of the majority of the members present.
9. Motion to be
Seconded. A motion or amendment shall not be discussed or put to the vote of
the Port Authority, unless it is seconded; but a member may require the
enforcement of any standing order of the Port Authority, by directing the
Chairman’s attention to the infraction thereof.
10. Mover of Motion. A
member moving a motion shall be held to have spoken thereon; but a member
merely seconding a motion shall not be so held.
11. Priority of
Members. If 2 or more members attempt to speak at the same time, the Chairman
shall decide which of them is entitled to priority.
12. Members not to
Speak a Second Time on the Same Question. A member shall not speak a second
time on the same question, unless entitled to reply, or in explanation, if he
has been misrepresented or misunderstood.
13. Points of Order.
The Chairman, when called upon to decide on points of order or practice, shall
state the provision, rule or practice which he thinks applicable to the case,
without discussing or commenting thereon; and his decision as to order or
explanation shall in every case be final.
14. Members not to
Digress, Etc. A member shall not digress from the subject matter of the
question under discussion; and every imputation of improper motives and every
personal reflection is out of order.
15. Members Called to
Order to Sit Down. A member called to order shall remain silent, unless
permitted to explain.
16. Member May Demand
Documents. Any member may, of right, demand the production of any of the
documents of the Port Authority applying to the question under discussion and
may, at any time during business hours, have access to all the records and
documents of the Port Authority.
17. Voting. The
members shall, where any question is put to the vote, vote by show of hands.
18. Motions, Etc., if
Required to be Reduced into Writing. At every meeting of the members all
motions, whether original motions or amendments, shall, if required by the
Chairman, be reduced into writing, signed by the mover and delivered to the
Chairman, immediately on their being moved and seconded.
19. If Amendment
Negatived, A Second may be Moved. Where an amendment is negatived, a second
amendment may be moved to the motion to which the first-mentioned amendment
was moved; but only one amendment shall be submitted to the Port Authority for
discussion at any one time. If an amendment is carried, it shall then become
the substantive motion, and only one amendment shall be made thereon at any
20. Mover of Motion to
have Right to Reply. The mover of every original motion, but not of any
amendment, shall have the right to reply, and the question shall be put by the
Chair immediately thereafter; but a member shall not be permitted to speak
more than once on the same question, unless permission is given to explain or
the attention of the Chair is called to a point of order.
21. Motion for
Adjournment. A motion for adjournment of the meeting or of a debate may be
moved at any time, but discussion shall not be allowed thereon.
22. Protests. A member
of the Port Authority, may, by notice of intention given forthwith after the
adoption thereof, protest against any resolution of the Port Authority. Every
protest shall specify the reasons therefor and shall be entered and signed by
the protesting member, at least 3 days before the next ordinary meeting of the
Port Authority, in a book to be kept for that purpose at the office of the
general manager. Every protest shall be noted in the minutes of the meeting at
which it was made but may be expunged from the minutes, if declared by a
majority of the members to have no basis in fact or to be disrespectful to the
Minutes of all proceedings of all Committees shall be entered in the
Committees’ Minute Book.
24. Petitions to be
Signed by Petitioners. Every petition shall be signed by the persons whose
names are appended thereto, by their names or marks, and by no one else,
except in case of incapacity by sickness.
25. Petitions to be
Respectful. It is incumbent on every member presenting a petition to acquaint
himself with the contents thereof, and to ascertain that it does not contain
language disrespectful to the Port Authority.
[Third Schedule amended in Gazette 19 July 1991
repealed in Gazette 20 June 2000 p.3037.]