Senate debates

Thursday, 12 November 2015


Unconventional Gas Mining

12:17 pm

Photo of Ian MacdonaldIan Macdonald (Queensland, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

I raise two points of order. In relation to the motion as a whole, is there a rule in the Senate that senators can only chair one committee? I note that this is a second committee that Senator Lazarus would chair. The second point of order is: I understood there was a convention, if not a rule, that all of the crossbenchers would share in any committee chairs that were going to the crossbenchers. I am not aware of any other crossbencher having the chairmanship of a committee, whereas, if the motion to establish a select committee passes, this one senator will have two chairs.


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