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Odgers' Australian Senate Practice Thirteenth Edition

Chapter 10 - Debate

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Declarations of interests

In 1994 the Senate adopted an order which required a senator to declare any relevant interest which the senator had in the subject matter of a debate. This order formalised a long-established practice whereby senators declared any interests during debate, and such declarations are recorded in the Journals.[105] The requirement to declare interests in debate and when voting was abolished in 2003, but senators may still declare interests.


105. See also Chapter 6, Senators, under Pecuniary interests.