Odgers' Australian Senate Practice

14th edition (including updates to 31 July 2020)

The original 14th edition of Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice is available to download (PDF 6MB) and can be read in conjunction with the supplement which contains updates to 31 July 2020 (PDF 1MB)


Chapter 1 | The Senate and its constitutional role

Chapter 2 | Parliamentary privilege: immunities and powers of the Senate

Chapter 3 | Publication of Senate proceedings

Chapter 4 | Elections for the Senate

Chapter 5 | Officers of the Senate: parliamentary administration

Chapter 6 | Senators

Chapter 7 | Meetings of the Senate

Chapter 8 | Conduct of proceedings

Chapter 9 | Motions and amendments

Chapter 10 | Debate

Chapter 11 | Voting and divisions

Chapter 12 | Legislation

Chapter 13 | Financial legislation

Chapter 14 | Committee of the whole proceedings

Chapter 15 | Delegated legislation, scrutiny and disallowance

Chapter 16 | Committees

Chapter 17 | Witnesses

Chapter 18 | Documents tabled in the Senate

Chapter 19 | Relations with the executive government

Chapter 20 | Relations with the judiciary

Chapter 21 | Relations with the House of Representatives

Appendices

  1. Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987
  2. Parliamentary privilege resolutions agreed to by the Senate on 25 February 1988
  3. Committee of Privileges Reports 1966–2020
  4. Matters of privilege raised and rulings of the President
  5. Private senators' Bills
  6. List of bills in which the Senate has made requests for amendments and results of such requests, 1901–2020
  7. Casual vacancies in the Senate 1977–2020
  8. [update: Senators disqualified under section 44 of the Constitution–31 July 2020]
  9. Committees on which senators served 1970–2020
  10. Select Committees 1985–2020
  11. A Chronology of the Senate: 1901–2020

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