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No. 11/2005 4 to 6 October 2005

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General

4 to 6 October

2005 to date

Number of sitting days

3

38

Average length of a sitting day

7 hrs 51 mins

9 hrs 25 mins

Longest sitting day

10 hrs 13 mins
(6 October 2005)

15 hrs 54 mins
(23 June 2005)

Shortest sitting day

3 hrs 10 mins
(4 October 2005)

3 hrs 10 mins
(4 October 2005)

Hours of sitting

23 hrs 33 mins

357 hrs 40 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

5 hrs 05 mins
7 hrs 22 mins
2 hrs 08 mins
2 hrs 01 min
3 hrs 55 mins
1 hr 44 mins
1 hr 18 mins

 

138 hrs 15 mins
95 hrs 21 mins
39 hrs 41 mins
14 hrs 54 mins
18 hrs 10 mins
24 hrs 35 mins
26 hrs 44 mins

Questions placed on notice

65^

1123*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

38

2 sitting days

784

37 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

19

21.2

Petitions presented

4

55

Signatories to petitions

2 359

36 087

Divisions

8

100

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 16 September to 6 October 2005 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 10 December 2004 to 6 October 2005 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
0

 

19
7

Received from the House of Representatives

0

129

Passed in the Senate

2

125

Bills negatived

0

1

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

0

18

Bills referred to committees

4

48

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 4 to 6 October 2005

 

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


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