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No. 10/2007  10 to 13 September 2007

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General

10 to 13 September

2007 to date

Number of sitting days

4

37

Average length of a sitting day

9 hrs 19 mins

9 hrs 46 mins

Longest sitting day

10 hrs 16 mins
(12 September 2007)

20 hrs 34 mins
(16 and 17 August 2007)

Shortest sitting day

7 hrs 46 mins
(11 September 2007)

4 hrs 24 mins
(8 May 2007)

Hours of sitting

37 hrs 17 mins

361 hrs 15 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

14 hrs 42 mins
10 hrs 47 mins
4 hrs 14 mins
2 hrs 11 mins
2 hrs 05 mins
0 hrs 08 mins
3 hrs 10 mins

 

173 hrs 58 mins
85 hrs 53 mins
35 hrs 23 mins
13 hrs 01 min
15 hrs 32 mins
10 hrs 28 mins
27 hrs 00 mins

Questions placed on notice

27^

540*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

76

4 sitting days

661

34 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

19

19.4

Petitions presented

8

70

Signatories to petitions

3 039

38 470

Divisions

16

177

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 20 August to 13 September 2007 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 8 December 2006 to 13 September 2007 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

3
3

 

10
24

Received from the House of Representatives

12

156

Passed in the Senate

14

154

Bills discharged from Notice Paper

0

2

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

2

40

Bills referred to committees

1

70

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2007, to date

Business conducted in the Senate 2007, to date

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 10 to 13 September 2007

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 10 to 13 September 2007

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


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