Monday, 23 March 2020
Leave of Absence
(a) the orders of the Senate of 14 November 2019 relating to the days of meeting for 2020 and estimates hearings be suspended until 11 August 2020;
(b) the President shall alter the day and time of the next meeting of the Senate at the request of, or the agreement of, the Leader of the Government in the Senate and the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and the time of meeting shall be notified to each senator;
(c) the Senate may meet in a manner and form not otherwise provided in the standing orders with the agreement of the Leader of the Government in the Senate and the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, and that the rules and orders necessary to constitute such a meeting may be determined by the Procedure Committee; and
(d) leave of absence be granted to every member of the Senate from the end of the sitting today, to the day on which the Senate next meets.