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Management and leadership

Under standing order 25(10) a Chairs’ Committee, comprising the chairs of standing committees and Senate select committees, may be convened by the Deputy President to discuss any matter relating to their operations. The Clerk Assistant (Committees) is the secretary. During 2017–18, this committee met to consider issues related to the procedural implications of video conferencing, levels of committee activity and satisfaction of senators with committee operations.

Committee secretaries also met regularly throughout the year to discuss administrative issues and procedural matters.