Work of the Senate

Keep track of proceedings

This Week at a Glance  Outlines the business scheduled for consideration in the Senate and is available on the first day of each sitting week
Order of Business
(the Red)
A guide to the matters proposed to be dealt with each sitting day.
Dynamic Red Updated continuously during the sitting day, the Dynamic Red displays the results of proceedings as they happen.
Notice Paper The official list of all business before the Senate, including upcoming business and other useful information.
Questions on notice Search the database for questions placed on notice and answers provided by ministers.

Find information about past sittings

Senate Daily Summary    A convenient summary of each day's proceedings in the Senate, with links to source documents 
Journals of the
The official record (minutes) of the Senate and the most authoritative source of information about activities and decisions
Hansard Edited transcripts of debates

Understand the processes

Standing orders and other orders of the Senate  The Senate's operating rules are contained in standing orders which govern the conduct of proceedings.
Procedural Information Bulletins The Bulletin provides a summary of major legislative highlights, and a commentary on the major procedural matters arising during the sitting period
Brief Guides to Senate Procedure A series of information sheets aimed at those who need a practical understanding of the main procedures used in the Senate
Weekly routine of business A guide to the weekly order of the business in the Senate

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