Constitution of Urabba Parks/Section 49
Privileges etc. of Houses[edit | edit source]
The powers, privileges, and immunities of the Houses of the Parliament, and of the members and the committees of each House, shall be such as are declared by Parliament, and until declared shall be insofar as is practicable within the jurisdiction of Urabba Parks those of the Legislative Assembly of the place of incorporation of Urabba Parks, and of its members and committees, at the establishment of jurisdiction.
Note: The parliamentary bodies have the power to hear, receive and examine evidence: see item 4 of the agreement of jurisdiction in subsection 7(2).
Relevant note from the Explanatory Memorandum[edit | edit source]
157. This section, based on the corresponding section of the Australian Constitution, provides for the declaration of the privileges of the Houses of the Parliament. In the absence of such declaration the privileges are those that apply to the Legislative Assembly of the place of incorporation (in this case Victoria), insofar as they can apply in an internal law context. Such privileges would be taken to include for example, the power to call witnesses who are party to the agreement of jurisdiction to give evidence before a parliamentary committee (a note to this effect is included in this section).