Opening of Parliament and meetings with House of Representatives

40 Opening of Parliament – 'Welcome to Country' ceremony

That the Senate is of the view that the declaration of the opening of Parliament should be preceded by an Indigenous 'Welcome to Country' ceremony.

(23 June 2010 J.3671)

41 Joint meetings to receive addresses by foreign heads of state

The Senate considers that any future parliamentary addresses by visiting foreign heads of state should be received by a meeting of the House of Representatives in the House chamber, to which all senators are invited as guests.

(11 May 2004 J.3377)

Note: Agreed to upon adoption of the Procedure Committee's third report of 2003.