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Procedural orders and resolutions of the Senate of continuing effect: Prefatory Material

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Procedural orders and resolutions  

of the Senate of continuing effect

The following procedural orders and resolutions of the Senate are those which were clearly intended to be of continuing effect, and are significant in that they relate to the manner in which the Senate conducts its legislative and inquiry functions and exercises and upholds its constitutional powers.

The text of each order and resolution is followed by the date on which it was passed, the page number in the Journals of the Senate at which it appears and any necessary explanatory note.

The orders and resolutions have been grouped into 2 sections - procedural orders affecting the procedures of the Senate and resolutions expressing opinions of the Senate. Those orders and resolutions relating to similar subjects have been placed together.

The orders in this section were agreed to by the Senate up to 17 August 2006, including amendments relating to a restructure of the committee system, which took effect from 11 September 2006. Any orders agreed to by the Senate after that date, or any sessional or temporary orders that operate for a limited period, may be found in the Notice Paper under “Orders of the Senate”.