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Odgers' Australian Senate Practice Thirteenth Edition

Chapter 8 - Conduct of proceedings

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Presentation of other documents

Reports from committees and other documents ordered by the Senate to be produced may be tabled, documents may be presented by ministers (apart from those which have a specified time for consideration in the routine of business) and documents required by statute to be tabled may be presented, at any time when there is no other business before the chair.[33] Such documents are usually presented before business is commenced in the afternoon and may be debated on motions moved by leave. Such motions are subject to special time limits: 30 minutes per motion, 60 minutes for all motions moved consecutively and 5 minutes per speaker.[34]


33. SO 63 refers to reports of committees and documents ordered to be produced; SO 166 to documents tabled by ministers and under statute.
34. SO 169(2).