Chapter 27 - Addresses to the queen or the governor-general

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Standing Orders

171 Making of address

An address to the Queen or the Governor-General shall be proposed on motion after notice in the usual manner.

172 Presentation of address

(1) Addresses to the Queen shall be transmitted to the Governor-General by the President, requesting that they be forwarded for presentation.

(2) Addresses to the Governor-General shall be presented by the President, unless the Senate otherwise orders.

(3) When an address is ordered to be presented by the Senate, the President, accompanied by senators, shall proceed to the place the Governor-General appoints, and, being admitted to the Governor-General’s presence, the President shall read the address to the Governor-General, the senator who moved the address being with the President.

(4) The Governor-General’s answer to an address presented by the Senate shall be reported by the President.

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