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Chapter 5 Standing And Select Committees: 18 Privileges



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CHAPTER 5

STANDING AND SELECT COMMITTEES

Standing committees

18 Privileges

(1) A Committee of Privileges, consisting of 7 senators, shall be appointed at the commencement of each Parliament to inquire into and report upon matters of privilege referred to it by the Senate.

(2) The committee shall have power to send for persons and documents, to move from place to place and to sit during recess.

(3) The committee shall consist of 7 senators, 4 nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate and 3 nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.

(4) The committee shall elect as its chair a member nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.

(amended 24 August 1994)