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Motion: Promoting a secular Parliament

Lee Rhiannon 27 Jun 2018

Notice of Motion - Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales)

I give notice that I will move:

  1. That the following proposed amendments to standing order 50 be referred to the Procedure Committee for inquiry and report by 22 August 2018:

(a) in the first paragraph, omit all words after "following", substitute "invitation to prayer or reflection: Senators, let us in silence pray or reflect upon our responsibilities to all people of Australia and to future generations";and

(b) omit the heading to standing order 50, and substitute, "Prayer or reflection and acknowledgement of country".

2. That the committee, in undertaking its inquiry into this matter,

  1. consult with all senators.
  2. have the power to send for persons and documents, to move from place to place, and to meet and transact business in public or private session, and
  3. invite submissions and take evidence in public session.
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