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SENATE AND ITS COMMITTEES-POWERS TO MEET AFTER PROROGATION OR DISSOLUTION-PAPERS

Senator Tate, by leave, laid upon the Table the following Papers: Senate and Its Committees-Powers to meet after prorogation or dissolution- In the matter of the Power of the Senate or its Committees to sit after dissolution or prorogation-Opinion by the Solicitor-General, Dr G. Griffith, dated 9 October 1984.

The Power of the Senate or Its Committees to meet after a dissolution of the House of Representatives or a prorogation of the Parliament and the publication of a Committee Report when the Senate is not sitting-Paper by Senate Clerk-Assistant (Committees), Mr H. Evans, dated 18 October 1984.

Senator Georges, by leave, made a statement relating to the Papers.

Senator Durack, by leave, moved-That the Senate take note of the Papers.

Ordered-That the debate be adjourned till the next day of sitting, and that Senator Durack have leave to continue his speech on the resumption of the debate.