Parliamentary Privilege Act 2014

Subpart 2—House has no power to expel from membership of House

23 Members’ seats become vacant only as provided in Electoral Act 1993

(1)

The House has no power to make a member’s seat become vacant by expelling the member (whether to discipline or punish the member, to protect the House by removing an unfit member, or for any reason or purpose) from membership of the House.

(2)

Subsection (1) overrides any law to the contrary.

Compare: Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987 s 8 (Aust)