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PROCEDURE—STANDING COMMITTEE—FIRST REPORT OF 2012—CONSIDERATION

Order of the day read for the consideration of the Procedure Committee's first report of 2012.

Senator Parry moved—That the recommendations of the Procedure Committee in its first report of 2012, be adopted as follows:

 (1) That the temporary order relating to the consideration of private senators' bills, agreed to on 22 November 2010, be extended till the end of the first sitting week in 2013.

 (2) That the following amendment of standing order 57(1)(d) operate as a temporary order from the first sitting week in August 2012 till the end of the first sitting week in 2013:

   After subparagraph 57(1)(d)(vi), insert:

   (via) At 12.45 pm, non-controversial government business only.


 (3) That standing order 74(3) be amended as follows, with effect from the first sitting day in 2013:

  (3) The reply to a question on notice shall be given by delivering it to the Clerk, a copy shall be supplied to the senator who asked the question, and the publication of the reply is then authorised, and the question and reply shall be printed in Hansard.

 (4) That the order of the Senate of 6 October 2005 be amended as follows:

   Storage of Senate documents

   The Senate authorises the storage outside Parliament House by the National Archives of Australia of documents laid before the Senate, provided that the storage of those documents is under the control of the Department of the Senate and microfilm or digital copies of them are available within Parliament House.

Debate ensued.

Question put and passed.