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No. 5/2009  12 to 14 May 2009

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General

12 to 14 May

2009 to date

Number of sitting days

3

17

Average length of a sitting day

8 hrs 41 mins

9 hrs 40 mins

Longest sitting day

10 hrs 3 mins
(13 May)

23 hrs 44 mins
(19 and 20 March)

Shortest sitting day

6 hrs 02 mins
(12 May)

0 hrs 45 mins
(9 February)

Hours of sitting

26 hrs 02 mins

164 hrs 16 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

8 hrs 51 mins
7 hrs 15 mins
3 hrs 11 mins
2 hrs 02 mins
2 hrs 55 mins
0 hrs 32 mins
1 hr 16 mins

 

101 hrs 00 mins
29 hrs 28 mins
13 hrs 49 mins
6 hrs 10 mins
3 hrs 39 mins
2 hrs 59 mins
7 hrs 11 mins

Questions placed on notice

61^

346*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

92

3 sitting days

381

13 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

30.7

29.3

Petitions presented

10

17

Signatories to petitions

2179

14 397

Divisions

8

64

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 23 March to 14 May 2009 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 5 December 2008 to 14 May 2009 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
3

 

1
4

Received from the House of Representatives

7

56

Passed in the Senate

9

39

Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper

0

12

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

5

20

Bills referred to committees

13

37

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2009, to date

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 12 to 14 May 2009

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


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