Appendix B


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Routine of business in the Senate as set out in standing order 57 and related orders (as at 14 May 2003)(use Lexmark print driver)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

12.30 pm

Prayers

Government business only

12.30 pm

Prayers

Government documents
(Presented pursuant to order)

Government business only

9.30 am

Prayers

Government documents
(Presented pursuant to order)

Government business only

9.30 am

Prayers

Petitions

Notices of motion

Placing of business

Discovery of formal business

Tabling and consideration
of committee reports
(SO 62(4)Time limit: 1 hr)

Committee memberships

Messages from House of Representatives

Order of business

        12.45 pm Discussion of matters of public interest (SO 57(2)) 12.45 pm If agreed to, ‘non-controversial’ legislation
2 pm

Questions

Motions to take note of answers
(Time limit: 30 mins)

Petitions

Notices of motion

Placing of business

Discovery of formal business

MPI or urgency motion
(Time limit: 1 hr, or if no motions to take note, 90 mins)

Ministerial statements

Tabling of documents

Committee memberships

Messages from House of Representatives

Order of business

2 pm

Questions

Motions to take note of answers
(Time limit: 30 mins)

Petitions

Notices of motion

Placing of business

Discovery of formal business

MPI or urgency motion
(SO 75—Time limit: 1 hr, or if no motions to take note, 90 mins)

Ministerial statements

Tabling of documents

Committee memberships

Messages from House of Representatives

Order of business

2 pm

Questions

Motions to take note of answers
(Time limit: 30 mins)

Petitions

Notices of motion

Placing of business

Discovery of formal business

MPI or urgency motion
(SO 75—Time limit: 1 hr, or if no motions to take note, 90 mins)

Tabling and consideration
of committee reports
(SO 62(4)—Time limit: 1 hr)

Ministerial statements

Tabling of documents

Committee memberships

Messages from House of Representatives

Order of business

2 pm

Questions

Motions to take note of answers
(Time limit: 30 mins)

MPI or urgency motion
(Time limit: 1 hr, or if no motions to take note, 90 mins)

Ministerial statements

Government responses to parliamentary committee reports

Tabling of documents

6.30 to Sitting suspended— 6.50 pm

Consideration of government documents tabled earlier in the day

(SO 61Time limit: 30 mins)

6.50 pm Consideration of government documents tabled earlier in the day
(SO 61—Time limit: 30 mins)
Not later than 4.30 pm General business
(Notices of motion and orders of the day)
7.30 pm (DINNER BREAK) 7.20 pm Adjournment proposed
(No time limit)
7.20 pm

Adjournment proposed
(Time limit: 40 mins)

Not later than 6 pm General business, cont.
(SO 61(3)—Consideration of government documents. Time limit: 1 hr)
7.30 pm Order of business continued         Not later than
7 pm
Consideration of committee reports and government responses and Auditor- General’s reports (SO 62—Time limit: 1 hr)
9.50 pm Adjournment proposed
(Time limit: 40 mins)
        8 pm Adjournment proposed
(Time limit: 40 mins)

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