Chapter 19 - Relations with the executive government

Declaration of interest

Neither the questioner nor a minister answering a question is required to declare an interest. Following a challenge to a minister to declare his interest in a matter on which he was providing an answer to a question without notice, President Sibraa ruled that senators do not need to declare an interest (SD, 28/5/1992, pp 2900-3; for declarations of interests in debate, see Chapter 10, Debate).

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