Chapter 24 - Conferences

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161  Report of conference

The managers for the Senate shall, when the conference has concluded, report the proceedings to the Senate.

Amendment history

Adopted: 19 August 1903 as SO 339 but renumbered as SO 335 for the first printed edition

1989 revision: Old SO 349 renumbered as SO 161 ; minor simplification of language

Commentary

See Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice, 12th edition, pp.543–44.

The South Australian Parliament, on whose procedures the Senate’s standing orders were largely based, is the only remaining legislature to make regular use of conferences, having held more than 360 since 1902. In a recent unusual case, the conference managers failed to report to the Houses and the bill lapsed on prorogation.[1]

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