Matters of public importance

A matter of public importance (or urgency motion) may be proposed by a senator for consideration on any sitting day and must have the support of four other senators before the matter can be considered. Notice is not required so that newly emerging matters can be considered by the Senate. There is no question before the chair during debate on matters of public importance so no vote is taken at the end of the discussion.

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

Consolidated statistics

1991 - 2000 | 2001 - 2010 | 2011 - 2020

Related links

Brief Guide to Senate Procedure No. 8 - Notices of motion

Brief Guide to Senate Procedure No. 9- Matters of public importance and urgency

Senate Standing Order No. 75

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