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no confidence
A vote in which the House of Representatives or the Senate expresses dissatisfaction with the performance of the government or a minister, more commonly used in the House of Representatives.
noes
(see also ayes)
The expression used in Parliament to indicate a ‘no’ vote.
non-government member
A member of parliament who does not belong to the government.
notice of motion
An announcement of a plan to introduce a motion, indicating an intention to do something in the chamber.
Notice Paper
A document published on each sitting day which lists all business before each chamber of the Parliament.

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