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No. 11/2009  14 to 17 September 2009

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General

14 to 17 September

2009 to date

Number of sitting days

4

40

Average length of a sitting day

8 hrs 58 mins

9 hrs 19 mins

Longest sitting day

9 hrs 44 mins
(16 September)

23 hrs 44 mins
(19 and 20 March)

Shortest sitting day

7 hrs 57 mins
(15 September)

0 hrs 45 mins
(9 February)

Hours of sitting

35 hrs 52 mins

372 hrs 40 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

14 hrs 51 mins
7 hrs 58 mins
4 hrs 27 mins
2 hrs 02 mins
3 hrs 22 mins
0 hrs 06 mins
3 hrs 06 mins

 

193 hrs 44 mins
84 hrs 23 mins
38 hrs 38 mins
14 hrs 26 mins
15 hrs 25 mins
4 hrs 30 mins
21 hrs 34 mins

Questions placed on notice

193^

1191*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

117

4 sitting days

1026

36 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

29.3

28.5

Notices of motion given
33
343

Petitions presented

3

37

Signatories to petitions

1467

84 932

Divisions

16

138

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 11 to 17 September 2009 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 5 December 2008 to 17 September 2009 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
5

 

7
17

Received from the House of Representatives

9

145

Passed in the Senate

15

108

Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper

1

33

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

8

35

Bills referred to committees

5

90

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2009, to date

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 14 to 17 September 2009

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


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