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No. 4/2009  16 to 19 March 2009

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General

16 to 19 March

2009 to date

Number of sitting days

4

14

Average length of a sitting day

13 hrs 39 mins

9 hrs 52 mins

Longest sitting day

23 hrs 44 mins
(19 and 20 March)

23 hrs 44 mins
(19 and 20 March)

Shortest sitting day

9 hrs 59 mins
(17 March)

0 hrs 45 mins
(9 February)

Hours of sitting

54 hrs 37 mins

138 hrs 14 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

36 hrs 03 mins
8 hrs 48 mins
4 hrs 14 mins
2 hrs 08 mins
0 hrs 44 mins
0 hrs 46 mins
1 hr 54 mins

 

92 hrs 09 mins
22 hrs 13 mins
10 hrs 38 mins
4 hrs 08 mins
0 hrs 44 mins
2 hrs 27 mins
5 hrs 55 mins

Questions placed on notice

18^

285*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

108

4 sitting days

289

10 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

27

28.9

Petitions presented

0

7

Signatories to petitions

0

12 218

Divisions

30

56

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 13 to 20 March 2009 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 5 December 2008 to 20 March 2009 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

1
1

 

1
1

Received from the House of Representatives

11

49

Passed in the Senate

9

30

Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper

2

12

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

3

15

Bills referred to committees

11

24

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2009, to date

 

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

 

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


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