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Odgers' Australian Senate Practice Thirteenth Edition

Chapter 3 - Publication of Senate proceedings

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Notice Paper

The Notice Paper, which is published for each sitting day, is the list of all business outstanding before the Senate, including bills not finally passed, motions to be moved, motions moved but not finally dealt with, questions on notice and inquiries before committees.[18] The Notice Paper includes a guide to its use. The full Notice Paper appears on the internet and an abbreviated version is issued in printed form each sitting day. The publication of the Notice Paper is authorised by standing order 43(2), and is therefore absolutely privileged.


18. For further details on the Notice Paper and the categories of business listed in it, see Chapter 8, Conduct of Proceedings.