67 Parliament must meet if state of national emergency declared

(1)

Subsection (3) applies if—

(a)

a declaration of a state of national emergency is made; and

(b)

Parliament—

(i)

has been prorogued until a date more than 7 days after the date on which the declaration is made or the date on which Parliament is next to meet has not been determined; or

(ii)

has been dissolved or has expired and no Proclamation has been made summoning Parliament to meet on a day not later than 7 days after the date on which the declaration is made.

(2)

Subsection (4) applies if—

(a)

a declaration of a state of national emergency is made; and

(b)

the House of Representatives is adjourned until a date more than 7 days after the date on which the declaration is made.

(3)

If this subsection applies,—

(a)

a Proclamation must be made appointing a day for Parliament to meet, being—

(i)

a day not later than 7 days after the date of the making of the declaration of a state of national emergency; or

(ii)

if the declaration is made after the date on which Parliament has been dissolved or has expired and before the latest day appointed under the Electoral Act 1993 for the return of the writ for the election of members of Parliament, a day not later than 7 days after the latest day appointed for the return of the writ; and

(b)

Parliament must meet and sit on the day appointed.

(4)

If this subsection applies,—

(a)

the Speaker of the House of Representatives must, as soon as practicable, by notice in the Gazette, appoint a day and time for the House of Representatives to meet, being a day not later than 7 days after the date of the making of the declaration; and

(b)

the House of Representatives must meet and sit at the time and on the day specified in the notice.

Compare: 1983 No 46 s 49