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No. 10/2002 23 to 26 September 2002

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General

23 to 26 September

2002 to date

Number of sitting days

4

37

Average length of a sitting day

8 hrs 24 mins

8 hrs 53 mins

Longest sitting day

9 hrs 58 mins
(25 September 2002)

17 hrs 50 mins
(27 June 2002)

Shortest sitting day

6 hrs 25 mins
(24 September 2002)

1 hr 13 mins
(17 June 2002)

Hours of sitting

33 hrs 37 mins

328 hrs 41 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

  • government business
  • general business
  • questions without notice
  • urgency/MPI
  • business of the Senate
  • other
  • adjournment debate

 

15 hrs 47 mins
8 hrs 34 mins
4 hrs 13 mins
1 hr 01 min

0 hrs 56 mins
3 hrs 06 mins

 

158 hrs 53 mins
74 hrs 0 mins
35 hrs 46 mins
9 hrs 29 mins
14 hrs 27 mins
16 hrs 51 mins
19 hrs 15 mins

Questions placed on notice

42^

703

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

95


4 sitting days

767


34 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

23.8

22.6

Petitions presented

5

61

Signatories to petitions

644

20 245

Divisions

7

75

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 20 to 26 September inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

2
3

 

10
10

Received from the House of Representatives

10

110

Passed in the Senate

6

90

Bills negatived

1

3

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

3

20

Bills referred to committees

2

46

Private senators' bills restored to Notice Paper

0

18

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2002, to date

Business conducted in the Senate 2002, to date

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 23 to 26 September 2002

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 23 to 26 September 2002

Note: These figures do not include time spent on adjournment debates


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