Motion by Leave: I desire to move, by leave:
That this house:
notes that non-government business is an essential part of ensuring a responsible and representative Parliament in any Westminster system, and currently Victoria’s Legislative Assembly is the only lower house in Australia that does not provide meaningful opportunities for non-government members to move motions or progress bills;
resolves to replace matters of public importance and grievance debates with 2 hours of non-government business every sitting Wednesday;
refers the required amendments to standing orders to the Standing Orders Committee to report to the house by 31 July 2021; and
adopts required changes to the standing orders by 5 August 2021.