Section 49: Privileges etc of Houses

The powers, privileges, and immunities of the Senate and of the House of Representatives, and of the members and the committees of each House, shall be such as are declared by the Parliament, and until declared shall be those of the Commons House of Parliament of the United Kingdom, and of its members and committees, at the establishment of the Commonwealth.


  • Parliamentary Privilege - Resolutions agreed to by the Senate on 25 February 1988 (pdf)