Bills debated for longer than 20 hours 1990 - 2014

Native Title Amendment Bill 1997
(longest Senate debate on single bill)
Native Title Amendment Bill 1997 [No. 2]
56 hrs 08 mins

49 hrs 48 mins
105 hrs 56 mins
A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Bill 1998 and 26 related bills
68 hrs 54 mins

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 and 10 related bills

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] and 10 related bills

14 hrs 19 mins

49 hrs 25 mins

63 hrs 44 mins

Native Title Bill 1993

51 hrs 49 mins

Workplace Relations and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 1996

48 hrs 24 mins

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill 1992-93
Appropriation Bills (No. 1) and (No. 2) 1992-93

40 hrs 20 mins

Research Involving Human Embryos Bill 2002

36 hrs 01 min

ATSIC Amendment (Indigenous Land Corporation and Land Fund) Bill 1994
35 hrs 40 mins
US Free Trade Agreement Implementation Bill 2004
US Free Trade Agreement Implementation (Customs Tariff) Bill 2004
34 hrs 45 mins
Clean Energy Bill 2011 and 17 related bills 32 hrs 44 mins
Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Bill 2005
32 hrs 09 mins

Political Broadcasts and Political Disclosures Bill 1991

31 hrs 51 mins

Telstra (Dilution of Public Ownership) Bill 1996

31 hrs 26 mins

Industrial Relations Reform Bill 1993
Industrial Relations Court (Judges Remuneration) Bill 1993

27 hrs 32 mins

Northern Territory National Emergency Response Bill 2007 and 4 related bills
27 hrs 26 mins
Fair Work Bill 2008
26 hrs 30 mins

Regional Forest Agreements Bill 1998

25 hrs 09 mins

Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009
Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009
Household Stimulus Package Bill 2009
Tax Bonus for Working Australians Bill 2009
Tax Bonus for Working Australians (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009
Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2009
25 hrs 01 min

Gene Technology Bill 2000
Gene Technology (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2000
Gene Technology (Licence Charges) Bill 2000

24 hrs 36 mins

Regional Forest Agreements Bill 2002

24 hrs 35 mins

Security Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002 [No. 2]
Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism Bill 2002
Criminal Code Amendment (Suppression of Terrorist Bombings) Bill 2002
Border Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2002
Telecommunications Interception Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

24 hrs 31 mins

Defence Legislation Amendment (Aid to Civilian Authorities) Bill 2000

23 hrs 31 mins

Telstra (Transition to Full Private Ownership) Bill 1998

22 hrs 56 mins

Telecommunications Bill 1996 and 12 related bills

22 hrs 25 mins

Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 and 8 related bills 21 hrs 35 mins 
Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010
20 hrs 53 mins

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