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Chapter 4 Absence Of President, Deputy President And Officers: 13 Absence Of President



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  1. Absence of President

(1) When the Senate at the commencement of a sitting is informed by the Clerk of the absence of the President, the Deputy President shall perform the duties and exercise the authority of President in relation to all proceedings of the Senate until the next meeting of the Senate, subject to any order of the Senate.

(2) If the Senate adjourns for more than 24 hours, the Deputy President shall continue to perform the duties and exercise the authority of President for 24 hours only after the adjournment, unless the Senate otherwise provides.