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Chapter 33 Effect and Suspension of Standing Order: 209 Motion for suspension

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209 Motion for suspension

(1) In cases of urgent necessity, standing or other orders of the Senate may be suspended on motion without notice, if the motion is carried by an absolute majority of the whole number of senators.

(2) When notice has been given of a motion for the suspension of a standing or other order, the motion may be carried by a majority of senators voting.

(3) A motion for the suspension of standing or other orders moved during the consideration of a matter must be relevant to that matter.

(4) On a motion for the suspension of a standing or other order a senator shall not speak for more than 5 minutes, and if the debate is not concluded at the expiration of 30 minutes after the moving of the motion the question on the motion shall then be put.

(amended 13 February 1997)