Chapter 9 - Motions and amendments

Privilege motions

Motions to refer matters of privilege to the Privileges Committee and relating to contempts of the Senate are subject to special requirements (SO 81, 82). A matter of privilege cannot be moved unless it has first been advised in writing to the President, and does not have precedence unless the President has so determined. A motion to determine that a person has committed a contempt or to impose a penalty for a contempt requires seven days’ notice. (See Chapter 2, Parliamentary Privilege, under Raising of matters of privilege.)

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