Questions

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 | 2014

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

44th Parliament - 12 November 2013 to 30 June 2014

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

Related links

Brief Guide to Senate Procedure No. 6 - Questions

Senate Brief No. 12 - Questions

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