Dissolution of the Senate - effect on Senate business

This note provides advice on Senate proceedings affecting departments and agencies following the dissolution of both Houses under section 57 of the Constitution with effect from 9am on 9 May 2016.


The dissolution brings to an end all proceedings of the Senate and its committees, as well as all joint committees on which senators serve.


Business is affected as follows.


Any queries concerning these or related matters may be directed to the relevant office:


Table Office (tabling of documents, questions on notice)  02 6277 3010

Committee Office (estimates questions, committee inquiries)  02 6277 3555

Black Rod’s Office (opening of new Parliament)  02 6277 3396

Clerk’s Office (any other matters)  02 6277 3350