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Chapter 7 Senators' Roll, Attendance And Places Of Senators: 48 Senators' Seats

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SENATORS’ roll, attendance and places of senators

48 Senators’ seats

(1) The front seats on the right of the President shall be reserved for ministers.

  1. The front seats on the left of the President shall be reserved for leaders of parties and for opposition senators designated as having responsibility for particular matters.
  2. In relation to seats other than front seats, senators shall be entitled to retain the seats occupied by them at the time of their taking their seats for the first time after their election so long as they continue senators without re-election.
  3. Subject to this standing order and to any other order of the Senate, any question relating to the occupation of seats by senators shall be determined by the President.