Tabled Papers

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Documents presented to Parliament

Presentation of documents when the Senate is not sitting

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What are tabled papers?

Tabled papers include documents and artefacts presented to Parliament in the course of its proceedings. The term ‘tabled’ literally means that a document has been laid on the Table in either or both chambers. The tabling of a document effects the publication of that document and the protection of parliamentary privilege. Documents tabled in Parliament include reports from parliamentary committees, annual reports of departments and agencies, reports from the Auditor-General and legislative instruments.

For procedural information relating to tabled documents see: