746 PARLIAMENT OF AUSTRALIA ———— THE SENATE ———— The Last Sentry at the Gate: Clive Palmer & the 44th Parliament of Australia 4. That: a. participating members may be appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Leader of the Government, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, or any minority group or independent senator; b. participating members shall be taken to be a member of the committee for the purposes of forming a quorum if a majority of members of the committee are not present; and c. participating members may participate in hearings of evidence and deliberations of the committee and have all rights of a committee member, but may not vote on any questions before the committee. 5. That every nomination of a member of the committee be notified in writing to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. 6. That the committee may proceed to the dispatch of business notwithstanding that not all members have not been duly nominated and appointed and notwithstanding any vacancy. 7. That the members of the committee hold office as a joint select committee until presentation of the committee's final report or until the House of Representatives is dissolved or expires by effluxion of time, whichever is the earlier. 8. That the committee elect a Government member as its chair. 9. That the committee elect a non-Government member as its deputy chair who shall act as chair of the committee at any time when the chair is not present at a meeting of the committee. 10. That at any time when the chair and deputy chair are not present at a meeting of the committee the members shall elect another member to act as chair at that meeting. 11. That, in the event of an equally divided vote, the chair, or the deputy chair when acting as chair, have a casting vote. 12. That 5 members of the committee constitute a quorum of the committee provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include 1 Government member of either House and 1 non-Government member of either House. 13. That the committee have power to appoint subcommittees consisting of 3 or more of its members, and that each subcommittee shall have at least 1 Government member of either House and one non-Government member of either House. 14. That the committee have power to refer to any subcommittee any matter which the committee is empowered to examine. 15. That the committee appoint the chair of each subcommittee who shall have a casting vote only, and at any time when the chair of a subcommittee is not present at a meeting of the subcommittee, the members of the subcommittee present shall elect another member of that subcommittee to act as chair at that meeting. 16. That 2 members of a subcommittee constitute a quorum of that subcommittee, provided that in a deliberative meeting the quorum shall include 1 Government member of either House and 1 non Government member of either House. 17. That members of the committee who are not members of a subcommittee may participate in the proceedings of that subcommittee but shall not vote, move any motion or be counted for the purpose of a quorum. 18. That the committee or any subcommittee have power to call for witnesses to attend and for documents to be produced.
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