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Standing Orders Committee - Senate - Session 1904 - First Report (on procedure under new Standing Orders)


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19 04,

THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

T:S:E SEN"-.ATE_

FIRST REPORT

OF THE

STANDING ORDERS COMMITTEE ,,

PROCEDURE UNDER THE NEW STANDING ORDERS.

(Laid upon the Table by the President; read by the Clerk; and ordered to be printed, 21st April, 1904.}

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19 04.

THE SENATE.

FIRST REPORT FROM THE STANDING ORDERS COMMITTEE.

The Standing Orders Committee, having considered the Paper referred to them, . containing " Remarks and Suggestions on the Standing Orders " by the Honorable the President, beg to report to the Senate the following Resolutions .agreed to by the Committee :-

(1) That in any case which may arise which has not been provided for by the rules, or in which the rules appear insufficient or manifestly inconvenient, the President should state to the Senate (after mature consideration, if possible) what, in his opinion, is the best procedure

to adopt; in the event of no objection being taken by the Senate, this shall be the procedure until altered by the Senate.

(2) That at the commencement of each session the President shall present to the Standing Orders Committee a paper formulating and tabulating all the decisions arrived at during the last session, giving reasons (if it should be necessary to do so) why, in his opinion, any

of his own decisions were incorrect, or any of the decisions of the Senate would lead to inconvenient results.

President's Room, 21st April, 1904.

R.. C. BAKER,

Chairman.

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