Bills negatived, discharged from the Notice Paper, or laid aside by the House of Representatives

Senate Statistical Information


The Senate often indicates its disagreement with a bill by rejecting the motion for the second or third reading, and that action is taken to be a rejection of the bill.

A senator may also move that an order of the day (a matter which the Senate has ordered to be considered on a particular day) relating to a bill be discharged from the Notice Paper, pursuant to standing order 97(4).

When the two Houses do not initially agree on the contents of a bill, it is usual for negotiations to continue. Amendments to amendments may be made or alternative amendments proposed until an acceptable compromise is reached. Occasionally, the impasse cannot be broken and a bill is laid aside and not proceeded with.

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Consolidated statistics

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Related links

Brief Guide to Senate Procedure No. 9 - Consideration of legislation

Senate Brief No. 8 - The Senate and legislation




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