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Part 2 - Parliamentary - Both Houses of Parliament

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Both Houses of Parliament

29.. Oath or affirmation of allegiance

No member of the Legislative Council or Legislative Assembly shall sit or vote therein until he has taken and subscribed before the Governor, or some person authorized by the Governor in that behalf, and oath or affirmation of allegiance in the form set out in Schedule 1.

[CA section 22.]

30. Standing rules and orders

The Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly, in their first session, and from time to time afterwards as there shall be occasion, shall each adopt Standing Rules and Orders, joint as well as otherwise, for the regulation and orderly conduct of their proceedings and the despatch of business, and for the manner in which the said Council and Assembly shall be presided over in the absence of the President or the Speaker, and for the mode in which the said Council and Assembly shall confer, correspond, and communicate with each other, and for the passing, intituling, and numbering of Bills, and for the presentation of the same to the Governor for Her Majesty’s assent. 

[CA section 34.]

31. Salaries of President, Speaker, and officers

The salary of the President of the Legislative Council shall be at least equal to the salary of the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly; and the salaries and allowances of the various officers of the Legislative Council shall be the same as those of the corresponding officers of the Legislative Assembly; and chief Clerk for the time being of the Legislative Council and of the Legislative Assembly shall respectively be removable from office only in accordance with a vote of the House of which he is an officer.

[CA section 35.]

32. Privileges of both Houses

It shall be lawful for the Legislature of the State by any Act to define the privileges, immunities, and powers to be held, enjoyed and exercised by the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly,

[CA section 36.]

33. No action to lie against officials of either House

No action or other legal proceedings shall lie or be maintained against the President of the Legislative Council, or the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, or against the Chairman of Committees, or other officer of either House of Parliament, or any member of the Police Force, for anything done by, or under the warrant, or by the direction of, such President, Speaker, or other officer, under or purporting to be under the standing orders or other the order or resolution of the House in which he presides, or of which he is an officer, as the case may be, or under or purporting to be under the provisions of “An Act for defining the Privileges, Immunities, and Powers of the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, respectively.”.

[CAAA section 51.]