Standing orders

Chapter 1 - The Opening of Parliament

1 Proceedings on opening 
2 Governor-General's speech 
3 Address-in-reply 
4 Opening of Parliament by the Queen

Chapter 2 - Office of the President

5 Term of office
6 Election of President 
7 Ballot 
8 Presentation to Governor-General

Chapter 3 - Deputy President and Chairman of Committees

9 Term of office 
10 Appointment of Deputy President
11 Duty of Chairman 
12  Temporary Chairs 

Chapter 4 - Absence of President, Deputy President and officers

13  Absence of President 
14 Absence of both officers 
15  Relief of President 
16 Absence of Clerk 
 

Chapter 5 - Standing and select committees

Standing committees

17 Procedure 
18  Privileges 
19  Appropriations, Staffing and Security 
20 Library 
21  House 
22  Publications 
22A  Senators' Interests 
23  Regulations and Ordinances 
24  Scrutiny of Bills 
24A  Selection of Bills 
25  Legislative and general purpose 
26  Estimates 

General committee provisions

27  Membership 
28  Time for reporting 
29  Quorum 
30  Meetings 
31  Chair 
32  Proceedings 
33  Meetings during sitting 
34  Powers
35 Witnesses
36 Public and private meetings 
37  Disclosure of evidence and documents 
38  Reports 
39  Proceedings on report 
40  Meetings with House of Representatives committees 
41  List of committees 
42  Joint committees 

Chapter 6 - Journals and records of the Senate

43 Publication of Journals and records
44 Custody of records 

Chapter 7 - Senators' roll, attendance and places of senators

45  Roll 
46  Attendance of senators 
47  Leave of absence to senators 
48  Senators' seats 

Chapter 8 - Sittings, quorum and adjournment of the Senate

49  Meeting of Senate 
50  Prayer and acknowledgement of country 
51  Quorum at commencement of sitting 
52  Quorum during sitting 
53  Adjournment of Senate 
54  Adjournment without motion 

Chapter 9 - Times of sittings and routine of business

55 Times of meetings
56  Conduct of business 
57  Routine of business 
58  Business of the Senate 
59  Government and general business 
60  Reports of committees—precedence
61  Consideration of documents 
62  Consideration of committee reports and government responses and Auditor-General's reports 
63  Presentation of documents 
64  New business 
65  Government business on Notice Paper 
66  Formal motions 
67  Postponement of business 
68  Interruption of business 

Chapter 10 - Petitions

69  Presentation of petitions 
70  Form of petitions 
71  Content of petitions 

Chapter 11 - Questions seeking information

72  Questions without notice 
73  Rules for questions 
74  Questions on notice 

Chapter 12 - Matters of public importance and urgency

75  Proposal for debate 

Chapter 13 - Notices of motion

76 Giving of notices
77  Alteration and withdrawal of notices 
78  Disallowance motions 

Chapter 14 - Motions and questions

79  Notice required 
80  Disposal of motions 
81  Privilege motions 
82  Motions concerning contempts 
83  Moving of motions 
84  Putting of question 
85  Anticipatory questions 
86  Same question 
87  Rescission of order 
88  Leave of the Senate 
89  Superseded question 

Chapter 15 - Amendments

90 Moving of amendments 
91  Putting of amendments 
92  Same amendment 
93  Amendments to amendments 

Chapter 16 - Previous question

94 Form of previous question 
95  Determination of previous question 

Chapter 17 - Orders of the day

96 Source of orders 
97  Disposal of orders 

Chapter 18 - Divisions

98  Calling for divisions 
99  Voting by President 
100 Voting in divisions 
101  Taking of divisions 
102  Recording of divisions 
103  Points of order 
104  Correction of divisions 
105  Divisions on committee 

Chapter 19 - Roll call

106  Notice of order 
107  Order for roll call 
108  Conduct of roll call 
109  Senators not present 
110  Roll call for Constitution alteration bills 

Chapter 20 - Bills

111  Initiation 
112  First reading 
113  Expedited proceedings on bills 
114  Second reading 
115  Committal 
116  Consideration in committee 
117  Order of consideration 
118  Amendments in committee 
119  Uncompleted proceedings in committee 
120  Report from committee 
121  Recommittal on report 
122  Third reading 
123  Recommittal on third reading 
124  Corrections 
125  Transmission to House of Representatives 
126  House of Reprsentatives amendments on bills originated in the Senate 
127  Bill again returned from the House of Representatives
128 Bills received from the House of Representatives
129 Requests
130 Amendments changed to requests
131 Return of House of Representatives bill
132 Disagreement with Senate amendments
133 House of Representatives amendments to Senate amendments
134 Amendments after disagreement
135  Bills amending the Constitution 
136  Lapsed bills 
137  Presentation for assent 
138  Amendments proposed by the Governor-General 
139  Assent to bill 
140  Requests on bills not amendable by the Senate 
141  Requests not complied with 
142  Limitation of debate on bills 

Chapter 21 - Committees of the whole

143 Appointment of committee
144 Proceedings in committee 
145  Objection to chair's ruling 
146  President to resume chair 
147  Quorum 
148  Report of committee 

Chapter 22 - Instructions to committees

149 Effect of instruction 
150  Instructions on bills 
151  Notice required 

Chapter 23 - Communication between the two Houses

152  Methods of communication 
153  Messages from the Senate 
154  Communication a resolution 
155  Messages from the House of Reprsentatives 

Chapter 24 - Conferences

156  Request for conference 
157  Appointment of managers 
158  Sitting suspended 
159  Time and place of conference 
160  Proceedings at conference 
161  Report of conference 
162  One conference only 

Chapter 25 - Ballots

163 Conduct of ballot 

Chapter 26 - Tabling of documents

164  Order for the production of documents 
165  Documents from the Governor-General 
166  Other methods of tabling documents 
167  Publication of tabled documents 
168  Documents quoted in debate 
169  Motions after tabling 
170  Amendments after tabling 

Chapter 27 - Addresses to the Queen or the Governor-General

171  Making of address 
172  Presentation of address 

Chapter 28 - Messages from the Governor-General

173  Presentation of message 

Chapter 29 - Visitors

174  Distinguished visitors 
175  Conduct of visitors 

Chapter 30 - Witnesses

176  Summoning of witnesses 
177  Senators as witnesses 
178  Members or officers of the House of Representatives 
179  Requests from the House of Representatives 
180  Witnesses in prison 
181  Protection of witnesses 
182  Witnesses before the Senate 
183  Evidence given elsewhere by senators or officers 

Chapter 31 - Conduct of senators and rules of debate

184 Order maintained by President
185 Conduct of senators
186 The call to speak
187 Speeches not to be read
188 Right to speak
189 Time limits on speeches
190 Personal explanations
191 Explanation of speeches
192 Reply
193 Rules of debate
194 Relevance and anticipation
195 Question may be read
196 Tedious repetition
197 Interruption of speaker: points of order or privilege
198 Objection to ruling
199 Closure of debate
200 Putting of question ends debate
201 Adjournment of debate
202 Interruption by adjournment of Senate
203 Infringement of order
204 Suspension of senator
205 Quarrels between senators
206 Disobedience of orders

Chapter 32 - Disputed returns

207 Petitions disputing elections

Chapter 33 - Effect and suspension of standing orders

208 Powers, privileges and immunities not affected
209 Motion for suspension
210 Effect of suspension

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