Senate Daily Summary - 14 to 17 August 2017

Daily summaries

The Senate Daily Summary contains information on significant events and decisions made by the Senate each sitting day.

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Weekly summary

This section is updated daily with the latest information on events and decisions made by the Senate throughout the sitting week.

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Qualifications of senators

The following documents were tabled:

  • Letters from the President of the Senate to the Principal Registrar, High Court of Australia regarding former Senators Ludlam and Waters, and Senators Roberts and Canavan
  • Correspondence and notices from the High Court advising that directions hearings are scheduled for 24 August 2017 into matters relating to former Senators Ludlam and Waters, and Senators Roberts and Canavan.

Wednesday, 16 August

Senator Georgiou gave his first speech
Watch the speech     Read the transcript

Thursday, 17 August

Senator Brockman was sworn in as a Senator for Western Australia
Watch the proceedings


Dig deeper

Journals of the Senate
Official record (minutes) of the Senate 
Official transcripts of proceedings
Video record of proceedings

Look ahead

Notice Paper
Official list of all business before the Senate
The week ahead
Outlines business scheduled for the upcoming sitting week
Order of Business
A guide to the matters proposed to be dealt with each sitting day

Electronic and hardcopies of tabled documents are available from the Table Office

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