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Standing OrdersDomestic 5 Jun 190121 Sep 1987
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Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the first session (1901–02): The temporary adoption by the Senate of Standing Orders of the House of Assembly of South Australia, with alterations
Standing OrdersDomesticSecond report of the first session (1901–02): Prayers; Chairman of Committees; Quorum of the Standing Orders CommitteeParliamentary paper number L1/1901Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticThird report of the first session (1901–02): The Standing Orders Committee’s consideration of draft Standing Orders and recommendations for adoption of revised Senate Standing OrdersParliamentary paper number L7/1901Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticMemorandum re procedure on requests on Bills: Procedure on bills which the Senate may not amend
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the second session (1903): Proceedings on bills which the Senate may not amend; Appointment of Committee of Disputed Returns and QualificationsParliamentary paper number S1/1903Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticSecond report of the second session (1903): Proposed standing ordersParliamentary paper number S3/1903Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the third session (1904): Powers of the President to make rulings and/or interpret the Standing Orders where any scenario may arise that present them inoperable; Records of rulings by the PresidentParliamentary paper number S2/1904Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticSecond report of the third session (1904): Report on the Parliamentary Evidence Bill: powers of the Parliament to call for witnesses and evidenceParliamentary paper number S6/1904Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticReport of the Senate and House of Representatives Standing Orders Committees: Resumption of proceedings on lapsed billsParliamentary paper number S2/1905Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the fourth session (1905): Adjournment debate; Committee of the whole
Standing OrdersDomesticSecond report of the fourth session (1905): Instructions to committees of the wholeParliamentary paper number S7/1905Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the eighth session (1908): Opening of Parliament – address–in–reply; Term of office of the Office of the President; Chairman of Committees; Standing committees; Quorum at the commencement of sitting; Bills, including: introduction, committal, certificates, requests, transmission to the House of Representatives; Debate: relevance; Objection to ruling of the PresidentParliamentary paper number S1/1908Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the tenth session (1910): Disallowance motions having precedence over other business
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the fourteenth session (1914): Quorum; Business interrupted by sessional order; Questions on notice; Notices of motion; Standing committees: meeting during the sittings of Senate (new SO 38A); Voting; Payment of certain witnesses before committees; Receipt of messages from the House of Representatives; (Language changes and renumbering)Parliamentary paper number S1/1914Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the seventeenth session (1917–19): Proposed new standing order 416aParliamentary paper number S4/1919Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticSecond report of the seventeenth session (1917–19): Time limits for speechesParliamentary paper number S5/1919Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the nineteenth session (1922): Vacation of the Office of the President; Election of the President; Temporary Chairmen; Meeting of the Senate; Quorum; Business of the Senate; Voting; Calling of senators; Records of proceedings and divisions; Time limits to speechesParliamentary paper number S2/1922Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the twenty–third session (1926–28): Proposed new standing order 407a – limitation of debate on urgent billsParliamentary paper number S1/1926Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the twenty–fifth session (1929–31): Establishment of the Regulations and Ordinances Committee; Reference of bills to committeesParliamentary paper number S5/1931Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the twenty–sixth session (1932–34): Election of President; Reference of bills to committees; Debate on the first and second reading stages of bills that the Senate cannot amendParliamentary paper number S3/1934Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the twenty–eighth session (1937): Amendments to standing orders: 13, 36a, 64, 190, 246, 284, 291, 357, 382, 407, 422,Parliamentary paper number S1/1937Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the twenty–ninth session (1937–40): Urgency motionsParliamentary paper number S2/1938Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the thirty–eighth session (1951–53): Opening of ParliamentParliamentary paper number S2/1953Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the forty–ninth session (1964–66): Amendments to standing ordersParliamentary paper number 244/1965Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the fifty–first session (1968–69): Questions on noticeParliamentary paper number 1/1969Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticSecond report of the fifty–first session (1968–69): Questions on notice; Anticipation of debate; Disclosure of select committee evidenceParliamentary paper number 37/1969Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the fifty–second session (1970–72): Disclosure of unpublished evidence of select committees (SO 308)Parliamentary paper number 1/1970Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticSecond report of the fifty–second session (1970–72): Standing committeesParliamentary paper number 2/1970Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticThird report of the fifty–second session (1970–72): Publications committee (new SO 36)Parliamentary paper number 85/1970Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFourth report of the fifty–second session (1970–72): Committee memberships; Publications Committee; Disallowance motions; Urgency motions; Questions on notice; Committee of the whole – requests; Presentation of committee reports out of session; Rights of witnesses; Broadcasting committee hearings; Time limits on debate; Suspension of Standing Orders to eliminate delay in passage of billsParliamentary paper number 111/1971Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFifth report of the fifty–second session (1970–72): In camera evidence before estimates committeesParliamentary paper number 134/1972Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticSixth report of the fifty–second session (1970–72): Urgency motions; Disallowance motionsParliamentary paper number 178/1972Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticSeventh report of the fifty–second session (1970–72): Senate committees meeting after dissolution of the House of RepresentativesParliamentary paper number 222/1972Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the fifty–sixth session (1974–75): Presentation of petitionsParliamentary paper number 275/1974Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticSecond report of the fifty–sixth session (1974–75): Questions directed to Chairman of committees; Calling for divisions; Duration of division and quorum bells; Suspension of standing orders to eliminate delay in passage of bills; Calling of committee meetingsParliamentary paper number 276/1974Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticThird report of the fifty–sixth session (1974–75): Publication of answers to questions on notice; Incorporation of speeches in Hansard; Speakers lists; Motion for adjournment to debate matter of urgency; Time limits to speeches on billsParliamentary paper number 277/1974Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the fifty–seventh session (1976–77): Tabling of fifth edition of Odgers’ Australian Senate Practice (this report looks at issues of identifying original documents tabled, order for printing, and alterations to the printed from the tabled original)Parliamentary paper number 1/1977Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticSecond report of the fifty–seventh session (1976–77): Incorporating speeches in Hansard; Reading of speeches; Offensive statements about legislative bodies and members thereof (reflection); Questions without notice; Questions on notice; Motions, by leave, to take note of papers; Legislative and general purpose standing committees – incorporation in the standing orders; Estimates committees – incorporation in the standing orders; Attendance of Committee members’ staff at committee meetingsParliamentary paper number 2/1977Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the fifty–ninth session (1978–80): Motion to debate matter of urgency; Petitions – conformity; SO 364 – tabling of quoted documents; Procedure in relation to taking note of papers; Estimates committees; Televising of public hearings of legislative and general purpose standing committeesParliamentary paper number 27/1978Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticSecond report of the fifty–ninth session (1978–80): Estimates committees – staffing arrangements; Government consideration of Senate committee reports; SO 66a – precedence of motions for the disallowance of certain instruments; Selection of Bills CommitteeParliamentary paper number 20/1978Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticThird report of the fifty–ninth session (1978–80): Committee membershipsParliamentary paper number 21/1978Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFourth report of the fifty–ninth session (1978–80): Regulations and Ordinances Committee; Transfer of notice of motion for disallowance; Estimates committees – seniority of witnesses; Government consideration of Senate committee reports; Precedence to government statements on Parliamentary committee reports; Urgency motion and discussion of matter of public importance; Committees – reference of bills; Proceedings on the report of an offenceParliamentary paper number 70/1979Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFifth report of the fifty–ninth session (1978–80): Question time; Quotation of unparliamentary language in debate; Presentation of committee reports; Granting of leave; Estimates committees; Disorder in Senate committees; Televising Senate proceedings; Display of State Arms or insignia in the Chamber; Reflections upon the judiciary; Introduction of new business after 10.30pm (SO 68); Suspension of senatorsParliamentary paper number 50/1980Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the Sixtieth session (1980–82): Membership of the Standing Orders Committee; Deputy President of the Senate; Presentation and consideration of government reportsParliamentary paper number 361/1981Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticSecond report of the Sixtieth session (1980–82): Urgency motions and matters of public importance; Transfer of notice of motion for disallowance; Seconding of motions and amendments; Committees meeting during the sitting of the SenateParliamentary paper number 360/1981Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticThird report of the Sixtieth session (1980–82): Consideration of committee reports; Time limits for speeches; Petitions; Question timeParliamentary paper number 82/1982Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFourth report of the Sixtieth session (1980–82): Televising Senate proceedingsParliamentary paper number 274/1982Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFifth report of the Sixtieth session (1980–82): PetitionsParliamentary paper number 313/1982Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the sixty–first session (1983–84): Meetings of the Public Accounts Committee during sittings of the Senate; Scrutiny of Bills committee; Access to Senate documents; SO 406 – reading of speechesParliamentary paper number 117/1983Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticSecond report of the sixty–first session (1983–84): SO 364 – tabling of documents quoted from in debateParliamentary paper number 111/1983Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticThird report of the sixty–first session (1983–84): Pecuniary interests of senators; Incorporation of material in HansardParliamentary paper number 112/1984Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFirst report of the sixty–second session (1985–87): SO 406 – reading of speeches; SO 363 tabling of documents quoted by ministers; Pecuniary interests of senatorsParliamentary paper number 504/1985Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticSecond report of the sixty–second session (1985–87): Presentation of draft billsParliamentary paper number 504/1985Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticThird report of the sixty–second session (1985–87): Private interests of senatorsParliamentary paper number 435/1986Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFourth report of the sixty–second session (1985–87): Time limits for the adjournment debate; Notices of motion; Matters of public and urgency motions; Time limits on debate; Consideration of Standing Order Committee reportsParliamentary paper number 435/1986Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticFifth report of the sixty–second session (1985–87): Consideration of government documents; Putting of amendmentsParliamentary paper number 169/1987Document icon
Standing OrdersDomesticSixth report of the sixty–second session (1985–87): Meetings of the Public Accounts Committee during the sittings of the SenateParliamentary paper number 169/1987Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of the sixty–third session (1987–89): Publication of tabled papersParliamentary paper number 215/1987Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of the sixty–third session (1987–89): Motions for suspension of standing orders – limitation of debate; Written questions to departments prior to the hearings of estimates committeesParliamentary paper number 215/1987Document icon
ProcedureDomesticThird report of the sixty–third session (1987–89): Disclosure of in camera evidence; Written questions to departments prior to the hearings of estimates committees; Broadcasting of committee hearingsParliamentary paper number 462/1989Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFourth report of the sixty–third session (1987–89): Notices of motionParliamentary paper number 463/1989Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 1990: Conditions governing television broadcasting of Senate proceedings; Procedure for presentation of committee reportsParliamentary paper number 436/1990Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 1990: Electronic voting; Disclosure of in camera evidence; Question time; Televising and personal explanations; Estimates committee reports; Video recordings of proceedings; Government documents presented to the Senate; Tabling of ministerial statements; Resolutions and orders of the SenateParliamentary paper number 435/1990Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 1991: Powers of parliamentary secretariesParliamentary paper number 462/1991Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 1991: Presentation of committee reports; Estimates committees; Deputy–Chairmen of standing committees; Calling of senators in debate; Restoration of bills to the Notice Paper; Government responses to committee reportsParliamentary paper number 466/1991Document icon
ProcedureDomesticDiscussion Paper: Estimates Committees and Appropriation BillsParliamentary paper number 103/1993Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 1992: Estimates committees and appropriation bills; Consideration of government documents; Proceedings on urgent bills; Presentation of committee reports; Attendance of other senators at committee meetings; Titles of office–holdersParliamentary paper number 527/1992Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 1992: Consideration of government documents: proposed amendment of SO 61; Attendance of other senators at committee meetings: proposed amendment of SO 27Parliamentary paper number 542/1992Document icon
ProcedureDomesticThird report of 1992: Production of documents to the Senate by ministers and the Freedom of Information Act; Estimates and Appropriation Bills: scope of questioning and debate; Vacation of the office of the President; Unparliamentary language; Question timeParliamentary paper number 510/1992Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 1993: Motions for suspension of Standing Orders—Rulings by Mr PresidentParliamentary paper number 158/1993Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 1993: Times of sitting and order of business; Extension of house monitoring systemParliamentary paper number 212/1993Document icon
ProcedureDomesticThird report of 1993: Presentation of petitions by leave; Substitute members on committees; Notice of matters to be raised at supplementary hearings of estimates committeesParliamentary paper number 450/1993Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 1994: Senate committee systemParliamentary paper number 146/1994Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 1994: Presentation of documents and debate by leave; Questions time: relevance of answers; Inclusion of disallowed questions in Hansard; Equally divided votesParliamentary paper number 223/1994Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 1995: Motions to take note of answers: the call in debate; Committee matters; Estimates hearings: matters raised by the Environment; Recreation, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee; Disclosure of minority reports to other members of a committee; Review of sitting times and routine of businessParliamentary paper number 171/1995Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 1995: Allocation of questions at question time; Electronic meetings of committees; Committees: quorums and participating membersParliamentary paper number 284/1995Document icon
ProcedureDomesticThird report of 1995: Reference of petitions to committees; Publication of the Notice Paper; Review of new sitting times and routine of business adopted in February 1994Parliamentary paper number 477/1995Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 1996: Section 53 of the Constitution; Incorporation into the standing orders of continuing and sessional ordersParliamentary paper number 194/1996Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 1997: Conduct of estimates hearings; Points of order during divisions; Presentation of petitionsParliamentary paper number 22/1997Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 1997: Proposed amendment of standing order 26 to allow estimates hearings in camera; Declaration of interests; Treatment of Ombudsman’s reports; Consideration of government documents on Thursdays; Formal motions; PrayerParliamentary paper number 460/1997Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 1998: Presentation of documents by the President; Adjournment debate on Mondays; Membership of references committeesParliamentary paper number 176/1998Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 1999: Use of unpublished documents in dissenting reports; Appearance of private witnesses with departmental officers; Notices of motion, postponements and formal motions; DivisionsParliamentary paper number 57/1999Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 1999: Use of motions to take note of answers; Putting of non–government amendments under a limitation of time; Reports on unproclaimed legislation; Estimates hearings: Matters raised by the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee; Registration of senators’ interestsParliamentary paper number 360/1999Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 2000: Consideration of Auditor–General’s reportsParliamentary paper number 72/2000Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 2000: Estimates hearings: Supplementary hearings on additional estimates and parliamentary secretariesParliamentary paper number 440/2000Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 2002: Adjournment debate; Unanswered questions on noticeParliamentary paper number 300/2002Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 2002: Chairs and quorums in committees; Adjournment debate on TuesdaysParliamentary paper number 579/2002Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 2003: Time of meeting on Tuesday; Senators breastfeeding infants; Deadline for receipt of bills; Presentation of the budget; Committee meetings during adjournment debate; Formal Motions (presented out of session on 17 March 2003)Parliamentary paper number 102/2003Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 2003: Publication of questions on notice and answers: protection by parliamentary privilegeParliamentary paper number 176/2003Document icon
ProcedureDomesticThird report of 2003: Joint meetings to receive addresses by foreign heads of state; Reference of Tax Expenditures Statement to estimates hearingsParliamentary paper number 436/2003Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 2004: Divisions on Thursdays; Consideration of government documents; Formal motionsParliamentary paper number 82/2004Document icon
ProcedureDomesticStorage of Senate documents; Unauthorised disclosure of committee proceedings: First report of 2005 (presented out of session on 20 September 2005)Parliamentary paper number 225/2005Document icon
ProcedureDomesticDeclaration of interests: registration of senators' share tradings; Unanswered questions and orders for documents: proposed amendments of SOs; Repeated motions for suspension of SOs: ruling of the President of 14.9.05 Second report (presented 28.10.2005)Parliamentary paper number 280/2005Document icon
ProcedureDomesticRestructuring the committee system: First report of 2006Parliamentary paper number 149/2006Document icon
ProcedureDomesticRestructuring question time; Reference of bills to committees; Questions to chairs of committees; Deputy chairs of committees; Leave to make statements: First report of 2008Parliamentary paper number 334/2008Document icon
ProcedureDomesticQuestions to chairs of committees and other senators: Second report of 2008Parliamentary paper number 353/2008Document icon
ProcedureDomesticRestructuring question time: Third report of 2008Parliamentary paper number 500/2008Document icon
ProcedureDomesticRestructuring question time; Legislative and general purpose standing committees; Temporary orders: First report of 2009Parliamentary paper number 35/2009Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 2009: The Senate Committee System (presented out of session on 16 April 2009)Parliamentary paper number 62/2009Document icon
ProcedureDomesticCommittee proceedings and public interest immunity claims: order of the Senate of 13 May 2009 Senators caring for an infant: standing order 175: Third report of 2009Parliamentary paper number 168/2009Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFourth report of 2009Parliamentary paper number 320/2009Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 2010: Private senators' bills— consideration, Bills relying on delegated legislation and Arrangements for the opening of Parliament (presented out of session on 13 April 2010)Parliamentary paper number 81/2010Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 2010: Arrangements for the opening of Parliament and Rules for questions under standing order 73Parliamentary paper number 131/2010Document icon
ProcedureDomesticThird report of 2010: Question time - temporary order; Correction of divisions after misadventure; Procedure for consideration of private senators' billsParliamentary paper number 203/2010Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFourth report of 2010: Consideration of Private Senators' BillsParliamentary paper number 305/2010Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 2011: Question time - temporary orderParliamentary paper number 59/2011Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 2011: Operation of standing order 55(2) to (5); Consideration of private senators' bills; Procedures for dealing with formal motions; Use of general business time on Thursdays; Consideration of government documentsParliamentary paper number 158/2011Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 2012: Consideration of private senators' bills; Routine of business; Consideration of non-controversial legislation; Raising matters of privilege; Changes to the printed Notice Paper and related mattersParliamentary paper number 144/2012Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 2013: Electronic petitions; Routine of businessParliamentary paper number 43/2013Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 2013: Parliamentary privilege: republication of Hansard extracts; Speaking time in the open-ended adjournment debate; Removal of gender-specific language in standing orders; Routine of businessParliamentary paper number 474/2013Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 2014: Temporary orders; Matters referred by the Scrutiny of Bills Committee; Question Time; Routine of businessParliamentary paper number 137/2014Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 2014: Routine of business - proposals for discussionParliamentary paper number 142/2014Document icon
ProcedureDomesticThird report of 2014: Routine of business - proposals for discussion; Photography in the Senate Chamber; Seating for members of the House of Representatives on the floor of the Senate Chamber (presented out of session on 9 September 2014)Parliamentary paper number 176/2014Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 2015:Appropriations & Staffing C'tee;Cross-bench committee membership,chairing & order of speakers;Powers of Chair in relation to disorder;Language of matters raised under SO75;Changes to standing & other orders relating to estimates h'ngsParliamentary paper number 73/2015Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 2015: Temporary orders relating to the routine of business and consideration of private senators' bills; Third party arbitration of public interest immunity claimsParliamentary paper number 188/2015Document icon
ProcedureDomesticThird report of 2015: Ministerial statements; Publications CommitteeParliamentary paper number 435/2015Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 2016: Photography in the chamber; Ministerial statements; Caring for infantsParliamentary paper number 261/2016Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report 2017:Hours of meeting&routine of business;Tracking PII claims;Absence of senator during a vote due to misadventure;Mode of dress for senators&possible’time out’rule;Parliamentary Code for respecting cultural diversity&proposal to amend SO193Parliamentary paper number 566/2017Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 2018: Hours of meeting and routine of businessParliamentary paper number 210/2018Document icon
ProcedureDomesticProgress report: Proposal to replace the parliamentary prayer with an invitation to prayer or reflection (presented out of session on 7 September 2018)Parliamentary paper number 289/2018Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 2018: Proposal to replace the parliamentary prayerParliamentary paper number 289/2018Document icon
ProcedureDomesticThird report of 2018: Disorder outside formal proceedingsParliamentary paper number 292/2018Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFourth report of 2018: Suspension motions and formal businessParliamentary paper number 563/2018Document icon
ProcedureDomesticFirst report of 2019: Parliamentary Code of Conduct; Formal business; Closing the Gap statement; Indigenous Australian languagesParliamentary paper number 157/2019Document icon
ProcedureDomesticSecond report of 2019: Closing the Gap statement; Indigenous Australian languagesParliamentary paper number 383/2019Document icon
ProcedureDomesticThird report of 2019: Routine of businessParliamentary paper number 521/2019Document icon