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EDUCATION AND THE ARTS-STANDING COMMITTEE-AUTHORITY TO PRESENT REPORT WHEN SENATE NOT SITTING

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Education and the Arts (Senator Colston), 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 Education and the Arts has completed its Second Report on the Examination of Annual Reports, the Committee may send the Report to the President, or, if the President is unable to act, to the Deputy-President, and, in that event- (a) the Report shall be deemed to have been presented to the Senate;

(b) the publication of the Report 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 Report; and

(d) the President or the Deputy-President, as the case may be, shall lay the Report 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.