Odgers' Australian Senate Practice Thirteenth Edition

Chapter 9 - Motions and amendments

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Privilege motions

Motions to refer matters of privilege to the Privileges Committee and relating to contempts of the Senate are subject to special requirements.[43] A matter of privilege cannot be moved unless it has first been advised in writing to the President, and does not have precedence unless the President has so determined. A motion to determine that a person has committed a contempt or to impose a penalty for a contempt requires seven days’ notice.[44]


43. SO 81, 82.
44. See Chapter 2, Parliamentary Privilege, under Raising of matters of privilege.

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