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No. 10/2010  15 to 18 November 2010

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General

15 to 18 November

2010 to date

Number of sitting days

4

35

Average length of a sitting day

8 hrs 58 mins

8 hrs 54 mins

Longest sitting day

9 hrs 48 mins
(17 November)

10 hrs 22 mins
(18 March)

Shortest sitting day

7 hrs 57 mins
(16 November)

3 hrs 04 mins
(28 September)

Hours of sitting

35 hrs 53 mins

311 hrs 24 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

11 hrs 48 mins
14 hrs 07 mins
4 hrs 17 mins
3 hrs 07 mins

0 hrs 05 mins
2 hrs 29 mins

 

114 hrs 34 mins
101 hrs 26 mins
34 hrs 57 mins
20 hrs 34 mins
9 hrs 04 mins
4 hrs 59 mins
25 hrs 50 mins

Questions placed on notice

36^

710*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

123

4 sitting days

938

33 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

30.8

28.4

Notices of motion given
42
384

Petitions presented

4

26

Signatories to petitions

1820

38 192

Divisions

13

116

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 29 October to 18 November 2010 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 3 December 2009 to 18 November 2010 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
4

 

9
55

Received from the House of Representatives

13

159

Passed in the Senate

12

144

Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper

0

4

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

1

28

Bills referred to committees

3

106

Bills restored to the Notice Paper
0
4

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2010, to date

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Business conducted in the Senate in the period 15 to 18 November 2010

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


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