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Thursday, 18 October 1984
Page: 1931

Motion (by Senator McIntosh)-by leave- proposed:

(1) That, if the Senate be not sitting when the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence has completed its report, the Committee may send the report to the President or, if the President is unable to act, to the Deputy President, and, in that event-

(a) The report shall be deemed to have been presented to the Senate;

(b) The publication of the report is authorised by this resolution;

(c) The President or the Deputy President, as the case may be, may give directions for the printing and circulation of the report; and

(d) The President or the Deputy President, as the case may be, shall lay the report upon the table at the next sitting of the Senate.

(2) That the foregoing provisions of this resolution have effect notwithstanding any prorogation of the Parliament or dissolution of the House of Representatives.

(3)That the foregoing provisions of this resolution, insofar as they are inconsistent with the Standing Orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders.