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26    Procedure—Standing Committee—Third Report of 2015—Consideration

Order of the day read for the consideration of the Procedure Committee’s third report of 2015.

Senator Urquhart, at the request of the Chair of the Procedure Committee (Senator Marshall) moved—That the Senate adopt the recommendations of the third report of 2015 of the Procedure Committee.

Question put and passed.

Accordingly standing order 22(3)(a) was amended and a temporary order was adopted as follows:

Standing order 22(3)(a), omit “printing,”.

Standing order 169 (amendment to operate as a temporary order for the remainder of the Parliament), at the end of the standing order, add:

                 (3)   If a ministerial statement is presented to or tabled in the Senate other than in accordance with standing order 61, it shall be in order for a senator to move a motion without notice to take note of the statement. On any such motion, a senator may speak for not more than 10 minutes and paragraph (2) applies to the total time limit for individual or successive motions.