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No. 13/2009 16 to 19 November 2009

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General

16 to 19 November

2009 to date

Number of sitting days

4

48

Average length of a sitting day

9 hrs 25 mins

9 hrs 16 mins

Longest sitting day

10 hrs 11 mins
(28 October )

23 hrs 44 mins
(19 and 20 March)

Shortest sitting day

8 hrs 30 mins
(27 October )

0 hrs 45 mins
(9 February)

Hours of sitting

37 hrs 41 mins

445 hrs 12 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

16 hrs 17 mins
9 hrs 46 mins
4 hrs 20 mins
2 hrs 04 mins
1 hr 39 mins
06 mins
3 hrs 29 mins

 

219 hrs 02 mins
107 hrs 03 mins
47 hrs 14 mins
19 hrs 27 mins
19 hrs 51 mins
5 hrs 04 mins
27 hrs 31 mins

Questions placed on notice

36^

1259*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

117

4 sitting days

1257

44 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

29.3

28.6

Notices of motion given
47
431

Petitions presented

1

42

Signatories to petitions

235

94 530

Divisions

10

165

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 30 October to 19 November 2009 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 5 December 2008 to 19 November 2009 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
0

 

7
22

Received from the House of Representatives

18

175

Passed in the Senate

2

124

Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper

0

33

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

2

37

Bills referred to committees

3

99

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2009, to date

Business conducted in the Senate 2009, to date

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 16 to 19 November 2009

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 16 to 19 November 2009

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


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