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No. 4/2007 26 to 29 March 2007

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General

26 to 29 March

2007 to date

Number of sitting days

4

15

Average length of a sitting day

9 hrs 31 mins

9 hrs 27 mins

Longest sitting day

10 hrs 12 mins
(27 March 2007)

12 hrs 28 mins
(22 March 2007)

Shortest sitting day

8 hrs 38 mins
(26 March 2007)

6 hrs 25 mins
(23 March 2007)

Hours of sitting

38 hrs 03 mins

141 hrs 48 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

20 hrs 12 mins
7 hrs 10 mins
4 hrs 05 mins
2 hrs 05 mins
1 hr 13 mins
0 hrs 06 mins
3 hrs 12 mins

 

60 hrs 45 mins
36 hrs 35 mins
14 hrs 31 mins
8 hrs 45 mins
7 hrs 36 mins
1 hr 59 mins
11 hrs 37 mins

Questions placed on notice

25^

165*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

75

4 sitting days

272

14 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

18.8

19.4

Petitions presented

5

36

Signatories to petitions

318

19 898

Divisions

22

68

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 26 March to 29 March 2007 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 8 December 2006 to 29 March 2007 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

2
3

 

2
10

Received from the House of Representatives

5

59

Passed in the Senate

16

64

Bills discharged from Notice Paper

0

1

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

1

25

Bills referred to committees

10

17

 

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 to 29 March 2007

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 26 to 29 March 2007

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


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