Chapter 17 - Orders of the day

96    Source of orders

An order of the day is a matter which the Senate has ordered to be taken into consideration on a particular day.

Amendment history

Adopted: 19 August 1903 as SO 151

1989 revision: Old SO 158 renumbered as SO 96; minor streamlining of language


Numerically, the most common matters that constitute orders of the day are bills, government documents, committee reports and Auditor–General’s reports. Further consideration of a motion, once moved and adjourned (or interrupted), becomes an order of the day, as distinct from a motion or a notice of motion, the latter term which applies only before the motion is moved. The terminology reflects universal practice in similar parliamentary systems.