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No. 9/2005 5 to 8 September 2005

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General

5 to 8 September

2005 to date

Number of sitting days

4

31

Average length of a sitting day

9 hrs 09 mins

9 hrs 30 mins

Longest sitting day

10 hrs 29 mins
(7 September 2005)

15 hrs 54 mins
(23 June 2005)

Shortest sitting day

7 hrs 02 mins
(6 September 2005)

6 hrs 35 mins
(10 May 2005)

Hours of sitting

36 hrs 35 mins

294 hrs 41 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

13 hrs 32 mins
9 hrs 47 mins
4 hrs 25 mins
2 hrs 10 mins
3 hrs 58 mins
0 hrs 16 mins
2 hrs 27 mins

 

115 hrs 47 mins
75 hrs 08 mins
33 hrs 21 mins
10 hrs 57 mins
14 hrs 02 mins
22 hrs 01 min
23 hrs 25 mins

Questions placed on notice

62^

989*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

86

4 sitting days

662

31 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

21.5

21.4

Petitions presented

9

46

Signatories to petitions

2 169

32 465

Divisions

12

68

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 19 August to 8 September 2005 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 10 December 2004 to 8 September 2005 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

2
0

 

18
7

Received from the House of Representatives

10

122

Passed in the Senate

5

117

Bills negatived

0

1

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

5

15

Bills referred to committees

7

43

Restored to Notice Paper

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
0

 

1
1

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2005, to date

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 5 to 8 September 2005

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


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