Questions without notice
Questions asked of ministers in the Senate at question time are asked without notice, although a senator may informally advise a minister of the subject of the proposed question.
2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013
Questions on notice
Where a senator seeks a detailed response, particularly where statistical information is sought, that question is more appropriately submitted in written form and placed on notice. A senator who places a question on notice and does not receive a reply within 30 days may seek from the relevant minister in the Senate an explanation as to why an answer has not been provided. There is no limit to the number of questions a senator may place on notice.
Questions on Notice Summary
Comprehensive statistics showing breakdowns of figures by senator and portfolio
43rd Parliament - 28 September 2010 to 5 August 2013
42nd Parliament - 12 February 2008 to 19 July 2010
41st Parliament - 16 November 2004 to 15 October 2007
Consolidated statistics on questions
1991 - 2000 | 2001 - 2010 | 2011 - 2020