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Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Senate agreed on 23 March 2020 that it would next meet on 11 August 2020.

The President may, however, alter the day and time of the next meeting at the request of the Leader of the Government in the Senate and the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.

The Senate may also meet in a manner not provided for in the Standing Orders, with any necessary rules and orders to be determined by the Procedure Committee.

For information regarding Senate and joint committees, please contact the relevant committee secretariat, details of which are available from each committee homepage.