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No. 4/2010  15 to 18 March 2010

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General

15 to 18 March

2010 to date

Number of sitting days

4

14

Average length of a sitting day

9 hrs 44 mins

8 hrs 57 mins

Longest sitting day

10 hrs 22 mins
(18 March)

10 hrs 22 mins
(18 March)

Shortest sitting day

8 hrs 59 mins
(15 March)

6 hrs 18 mins
(10 March)

Hours of sitting

38 hrs 57 mins

125 hrs 20 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

13 hrs 41 mins
11 hrs 50 mins
4 hrs 11 mins
3 hrs 06 mins
1 hr 25 mins
0 hrs 06 mins
4 hrs 38 mins

 

43 hrs 28 mins
41 hrs 27 mins
13 hrs 52 mins
7 hrs 13 mins
6 hrs 53 mins
0 hrs 25 mins
12 hrs 02 mins

Questions placed on notice

6^

271*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

108

4 sitting days

375

13 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

27

28.8

Notices of motion given
36
116

Petitions presented

2

8

Signatories to petitions

203

7 452

Divisions

11

51

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 12 March to 18 March 2010 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 3 December 2009 to 18 March 2010 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
1

 

0
8

Received from the House of Representatives

15

52

Passed in the Senate

21

45

Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper

0

4

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

8

12

Bills referred to committees

10

24

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2010, to date

2010, to date

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

15 to 18 March

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


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