Chapter 28 - Messages from the governor-general

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Standing Orders

173 Presentation of message

(1) A message from the Governor-General shall be reported to the Senate by the President as soon as practicable after its receipt.

(2) A message from the Governor-General may be presented to the Senate by a minister at any time, but not during a debate, or so as to interrupt a senator speaking.

(3) The message may be at once taken into consideration, or ordered to be printed, or a future day may be fixed for taking it into consideration.

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