Chapter 24 - Conferences

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160  Proceedings at conference

  1. At all conferences the reasons or resolutions of the Senate communicated by the managers shall be in writing, and the managers shall not receive any such communication from the managers for the House of Representatives unless it is in writing.

  2. At conferences the managers for the Senate shall deliver the reasons or resolutions of the Senate to the managers for the House of Representatives, or receive from the managers for the House of Representatives the reasons or resolutions communicated by the latter, after which the managers for the Senate shall be at liberty to confer freely with the managers for the House of Representatives.

Amendment history

Adopted: 19 August 1903 as SOs 337 and 338 (corresponding to paragraphs (1) and (2)) but renumbered as SOs 333 and 334 in first printed edition

1989 revision: Old SOs 347 and 348 combined into one, structured as two paragraphs and renumbered as SO 160; expression streamlined, particularly in paragraph (2), and language simplified

Commentary

See Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice, 12th edition, p.543.

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