Chapter 8 - Conduct of proceedings

Senate Routine of Business

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

12.30 pm Prayers

Government business only

 

2 pm Questions

Motions to take note of answers
(Time limit: 30 mins)

Petitions

Notices of motion

Placing of business

Discovery of formal business

MPI or urgency motion
(Time limit: 1 hr, or if no motions to take note, 90 mins)

Ministerial statements

Tabling of documents

Committee memberships

Messages from House of Representatives

Order of business

6.30 to Sitting suspended—
7.30 pm (DINNER BREAK)

7.30 pm Order of business continued

9.50 pm Adjournment proposed
(Time limit: 40 mins)

12.30 pm Prayers

Government documents
(Presented pursuant to order)

Government business only

 

2 pm Questions

Motions to take note of answers
(Time limit: 30 mins)

Petitions

Notices of motion

Placing of business

Discovery of formal business

MPI or urgency motion
(SO 75—Time limit: 1 hr, or if no motions to take note, 90 mins)

Ministerial statements

Tabling of documents

Committee memberships

Messages from House of Representatives

Order of business

6.50 pm Consideration of
government documents
tabled earlier in the day
(SO 61Time limit: 30 mins)

7.20 pm Adjournment proposed
(No time limit)

9.30 am Prayers

Government documents
(Presented pursuant to order)

Government business only

12.45 pm Discussion of matters of
public interest (SO 57(2))

2 pm Questions

Motions to take note of answers
(Time limit: 30 mins)

Petitions

Notices of motion

Placing of business

Discovery of formal business

MPI or urgency motion
(SO 75—Time limit: 1 hr, or if no motions to take note, 90 mins)

Tabling and consideration
of committee reports
(SO 62(4)—Time limit: 1 hr)

Ministerial statements

Tabling of documents

Committee memberships

Messages from House of Representatives

Order of business

6.50 pm Consideration of
government documents
tabled earlier in the day
(SO 61—Time limit: 30 mins)

7.20 pm Adjournment proposed
(Time limit: 40 mins)

9.30 am Prayers

Petitions

Notices of motion

Placing of business

Discovery of formal business

Tabling and consideration
of committee reports
(SO 62(4)Time limit: 1 hr)

Committee memberships

Messages from House of Representatives

Order of business

12.45 pm If agreed to, ‘non-
controversial’ legislation

2 pm Questions

Motions to take note of answers
(Time limit: 30 mins)

MPI or urgency motion
(Time limit: 1 hr, or if no motions to take note, 90 mins)

Ministerial statements

Government responses to parliamentary committee reports

Tabling of documents

Not later General business
than (Notices of motion and
4.30 pm orders of the day)

Not later General business, cont.
than (SO 61(3)—Consideration of
6 pm government documents. Time
limit: 1 hr)

Not later Consideration of committee
than reports and government
7 pm responses and Auditor- General’s reports (SO 62—
Time limit: 1 hr)

8 pm Adjournment proposed
(Time limit: 40 mins)

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