Senate Statistical Summary 4/2014

No. 4—24 to 27 March

General 24 to 27 March 2014 to date 

Number of sitting days

4

15 

Average length of a sitting day

10 hrs 23 mins

10 hrs 00 mins 

Longest sitting day

11 hrs 28 mins
(24 March)

 11 hrs 38 mins
(17 and 24 March)

Shortest sitting day

9 hrs 42 mins
(27 March)

8 hrs 23 mins
(18 March) 

Hours of sitting

41 hrs 32 mins

 150 hrs 01 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

  • government business
  • general business
    • including time spent on private senators' bills 
  • questions without notice
  • urgency/MPI
  • business of the Senate
  • other
  • adjournment debate

 

13 hrs 38 mins
13 hrs 24 mins
2 hrs 20 mins

04 hrs 22 mins
03 hrs 04 mins
01 hrs 11 mins
00 hrs 06 mins
05 hrs 47 mins

 

 43 hrs 45 mins
53 hrs 54 mins
9 hrs 12 mins

15 hrs 47 mins
11 hrs 12 mins
04 hrs 47 mins
02 hrs 35 mins
18 hrs 01 mins

Questions placed on notice

23 *

308** 

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

132

4 sitting days

 453

 15 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

33.0

30.2 

Notices of motion given

 34

162 

Petitions presented

1

 4

Signatories to petitions

7 049

29 886 

Divisions

4

35 

* Questions placed on notice from 21 to 27 March 2014 inclusive

** Questions placed on notice from 13 December 2013 to 27 March 2014 inclusive

 

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Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

1
3

 

1
15

Received from the House of Representatives

10

 37

Passed in the Senate

8

 27

Bills negatived

1

12

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

3

18

Bills referred to committees

10

 21

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2014, to date

2014

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