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Odgers' Australian Senate Practice Thirteenth Edition

Chapter 6 - Senators

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Senators who have been elected to places in the Senate at periodical Senate elections but whose terms as senators have not begun are referred to as senators-elect.

The principal disqualifications for senators probably apply equally to senators-elect, in so far as they render a person incapable of election to the Senate as well as membership of the Senate. Thus senators-elect probably cannot accept positions in the public service of the Commonwealth, a state or territory, because this would disqualify them under the provision relating to an office of profit under the Crown.[36]

For the death or resignation of a senator-elect, see Chapter 4, Elections for the Senate, under Casual vacancies.

36. For a consideration of this question, see the case of Senator-elect Ferris, under Qualifications of senators, above.