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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
Page: 4177


Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:26): I move:

(1) That the following matter be referred to the Procedure Committee for inquiry and report by 22 August 2018:

   The following proposed amendments to standing order 50:

(a) Omit the heading, substitute "50 Prayer or reflection and acknowledgement of country"; and

(b) First paragraph, omit all words after "following", substitute "invitation to prayer or reflection: Senators, let us, in silence, pray or reflect upon our responsibilities to all people of Australia, and to future generations".

(2) That in undertaking the inquiry, the committee:

(a) consult with all senators;

(b) have the power to send for persons and documents, to move from place to place, and to meet and transact business in public or private sessions; and

(c) invite submissions and take evidence in public session.

The PRESIDENT: The question is that the motion moved by Senator Rhiannon be agreed to.