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Odgers' Australian Senate Practice Thirteenth Edition

Chapter 14 - Committee of the whole proceedings

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Matters of privilege

Standing orders 81 and 197 contemplate that a matter of privilege arising suddenly in relation to proceedings before the Senate may be raised and dealt with at once, rather than by the more deliberate process provided by standing order 81.[27] A matter of privilege raised in committee, however, would have to be reported to the Senate before it could be determined.

27. See Chapter 2, Parliamentary Privilege, under Raising of matters of privilege.