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No. 2/2007  26 February to 1 March 2007

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General

26 February to 1 March

2007 to date

Number of sitting days

4

7

Average length of a sitting day

9 hrs 30 mins

9 hrs 18 mins

Longest sitting day

10 hrs 36 mins
(1 March 2007)

10 hrs 36 mins
(1 March 2007)

Shortest sitting day

8 hrs 30 mins
(27 February 2007)

7 hrs 31 mins
(6 February 2007)

Hours of sitting

37 hrs 59 mins

65 hrs 09 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

12 hrs 48 mins
12 hrs 11 mins
4 hrs 13 mins
2 hrs 10 mins
2 hrs 57 mins
0 hrs 07 mins
3 hrs 33 mins

 

17 hrs 40 mins
22 hrs 37 mins
7 hrs 19 mins
4 hrs 32 mins
6 hrs 15 mins
1 hr 20 mins
5 hrs 26 mins

Questions placed on notice

57^

114*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

78

4 sitting days

136

7 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

19.5

19.4

Petitions presented

8

19

Signatories to petitions

2 691

6 242

Divisions

15

35

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 9 February to 1 March 2007 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 8 December 2006 to 1 March 2007 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
5

 

0
6

Received from the House of Representatives

38

47

Passed in the Senate

23

29

Bills discharged from Notice Paper

1

1

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

10

10

Bills referred to committees

2

6

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2007, to date

Business conducted in the Senate 2007, to date

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 26 February to 1 March 2007

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 26 February to 1 March 2007

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


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