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Registration and Declaration of Senator's Interests: 1 Registration



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1 Registration

(1) Within:

(a) 28 days after the first meeting of the Senate after 1 July first occurring after a general election; and

(b) 28 days after the first meeting of the Senate after a simultaneous dissolution of the Senate and the House of Representatives; and

(c) 28 days after making and subscribing an oath or affirmation of allegiance as a senator for a Territory or appointed or chosen to fill a vacancy in the Senate;

each senator shall provide to the Registrar of Senators’ Interests a statement of:

(a) the senator’s registrable interests; and

(b) the registrable interests of which the senator is aware:

(i) of the senator s spouse or partner, and

(ii) of any children who are wholly or mainly dependent on the senator for support;

in accordance with this resolution and in a form determined by the Committee of Senators Interests from time to time, and shall also notify any alteration of those interests to the Registrar within 35 days of that alteration occurring.

(2) Any senator who:

(a) knowingly fails to provide a statement of registrable interests to the Registrar of Senators Interests by the due date;

(b) knowingly fails to notify any alteration of those interests to the Registrar of Senators Interests within 35 days of the change occurring; or

(c) knowingly provides false or misleading information to the Registrar of Senators Interests;

shall be guilty of a serious contempt of the Senate and shall be dealt with by the Senate accordingly, but the question whether any senator has committed such a serious contempt shall first be referred to the Privileges Committee for inquiry and report and may not be considered by any other committee.

(17 March 1994 J.1421, amended 15 September 2003 J.2365, 10 August 2006 J.2457 )