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INDUSTRY AND TRADE-STANDING COMMITTEE-AUTHORITY TO PRESENT REPORTS WHEN SENATE NOT SITTING

Senator Archer, on behalf of the Standing Committee on Industry and Trade and pursuant to Notice of Motion not objected to as a Formal Motion, moved- (1) That, if the Senate be not sitting when the Standing Committee on Industry and Trade has completed its Reports on the Re-examination of the Closer Economic Relationship between Australia and New Zealand, the Committee may send the Reports to the President, or, if the President is unable to act, to the Deputy-President, and, in that event- (a) the Reports shall be deemed to have been presented to the Senate;

(b) the publication of the Reports 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 Reports; and

(d) the President or the Deputy-President, as the case may be, shall lay the Reports upon the Table at the next sitting of the Senate.

(2) 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. Question-put and passed.