AustLII Tasmanian Consolidated Acts

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25. Quorum of the Assembly

(1) The Assembly shall not be competent to despatch any business unless at least 10 Members thereof, including the Speaker or the person chosen to preside in his absence are present.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (2A), all questions shall be decided by a majority of the votes of the Members present, exclusive of the Speaker.
(2A) Notwithstanding subsection (2), a question relating to –

(a) the rescission of a resolution or vote of the Assembly; or

(b) the suspension of any standing order of the Assembly –

shall, in such cases and on such conditions, if any, as may be prescribed in the standing orders of the Assembly, be decided by such a special majority of the votes of the members thereof as may be prescribed in relation to such a question in those standing orders.
(3) In the event of an equality of votes, the Speaker or such person as aforesaid shall have a casting vote.

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