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Odgers' Australian Senate Practice Thirteenth Edition

Chapter 6 - Senators

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There are no rules laid down by the Senate concerning the dress of senators. The matter of dress is left to the judgment of senators, individually and collectively, subject to any ruling by the President.[67] Officers attending on the Senate, such as ministerial advisers, are also expected to maintain appropriate standards of dress.[68]

67. Ruling of President McMullin, SD, 27/3/1968, p. 336; see also report of House Committee, PP 235/1971, adopted by the Senate 29/2/1972, J.885.
68. Ruling of Chair of Committees, SD, 14/11/1974, pp. 2409-10; also see 20/3/2002, J.244.