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No. 7/2005 9 to 11 August 2005

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General

9 to 11 August

2005 to date

Number of sitting days

3

24

Average length of a sitting day

9 hrs 10 mins

9 hrs 41 mins

Longest sitting day

10 hrs 29 mins
(11 August 2005)

15 hrs 54 mins
(23 June 2005)

Shortest sitting day

7 hrs 01 mins
(9 August 2005)

6 hrs 35 mins
(10 May 2005)

Hours of sitting

27 hrs 31 mins

232 hrs 14 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

4 hrs 29 mins
11 hrs 40 mins
3 hrs 23 mins
39 mins
38 mins
4 hrs 11 mins
2 hrs 31 mins

 

95 hrs 56 mins
57 hrs 29 mins
25 hrs 48 mins
5 hrs 50 mins
8 hrs 24 mins
19 hrs 19 mins
19 hrs 28 mins

Questions placed on notice

102^

906*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

64

3 sitting days

516

24 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

21.3

21.5

Petitions presented

7

32

Signatories to petitions

19 855

23 497

Divisions

6

49

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 24 June to 11 August 2005 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 10 December 2004 to 11 August 2005 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

1
0

 

15
7

Received from the House of Representatives

6

101

Passed in the Senate

3

107

Bills negatived

0

1

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

0

7

Bills referred to committees

4

36

Restored to Notice Paper

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

1
1

 

1
1

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2005, to date

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 9 to 11 August 2005

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


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