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No. 6/2009  15 to 18 June 2009

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General

15 to 18 June

2009 to date

Number of sitting days

4

21

Average length of a sitting day

9 hrs 14 mins

9 hrs 35 mins

Longest sitting day

9 hrs 57 mins
(16 June)

23 hrs 44 mins
(19 and 20 March)

Shortest sitting day

8 hrs 06 mins
(18 June)

0 hrs 45 mins
(9 February)

Hours of sitting

36 hrs 56 mins

201 hrs 12 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

19 hrs 45 mins
9 hrs 29 mins
4 hrs 03 mins
1 hr 01 min
0 hrs 03 mins
0 hrs 4 mins
2 hrs 31 mins

 

120 hrs 45 mins
38 hrs 57 mins
17 hrs 52 mins
7 hrs 11 mins
3 hrs 42 mins
3 hrs 03 mins
9 hrs 42 mins

Questions placed on notice

315^

657*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

111

4 sitting days

492

17 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

27.8

28.9

Petitions presented

4

21

Signatories to petitions

202

14 599

Divisions

14

78

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 15 May to 18 June 2009 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 5 December 2008 to 18 June 2009 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
1

 

1
5

Received from the House of Representatives

44

100

Passed in the Senate

22

61

Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper

4

16

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

0

20

Bills referred to committees

22

59

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2009, to date

Business conducted in the Senate 2009, to date

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 15 to 18 June 2009

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 15 to 18 June 2009

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


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