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No. 9/2009  17 to 20 August 2009

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General

17 to 20 August

2009 to date

Number of sitting days

4

32

Average length of a sitting day

9 hrs 00 mins

9 hrs 23 mins

Longest sitting day

10 hrs 18 mins
(19 August)

23 hrs 44 mins
(19 and 20 March)

Shortest sitting day

8 hrs 04 mins
(18 August)

0 hrs 45 mins
(9 February)

Hours of sitting

35 hrs 59 mins

300 hrs 24 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

19 hrs 15 mins
9 hrs 30 mins
4 hrs 24 mins

0 hrs 17 mins
0 hrs 08 mins
2 hrs 25 mins

 

164 hrs 42 mins
68 hrs 00 mins
29 hrs 45 mins
10 hrs 14 mins
8 hrs 12 mins
4 hrs 19 mins
15 hrs 12 mins

Questions placed on notice

5^

943*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

108

4 sitting days

798

28 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

27

28.5

Notices of motion given
25
279

Petitions presented

2

30

Signatories to petitions

31 159

64 306

Divisions

11

110

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 14 to 20 August 2009 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 5 December 2008 to 20 August 2009 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
2

 

5
11

Received from the House of Representatives

8

120

Passed in the Senate

3

81

Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper

1

29

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

0

25

Bills referred to committees

2

82

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2009, to date

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 17 to 20 August 2009

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


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