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No. 9/2010  25 to 28 October 2010

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General

25 to 28 October

2010 to date

Number of sitting days

4

31

Average length of a sitting day

9 hrs 02 mins

8 hrs 53 mins

Longest sitting day

9 hrs 40 mins
(27 October)

10 hrs 22 mins
(18 March)

Shortest sitting day

7 hrs 59 mins
(26 October)

3 hrs 04 mins
(28 September)

Hours of sitting

36 hrs 08 mins

275 hrs 31 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

14 hrs 47 mins
9 hrs 47 mins
4 hrs 05 mins
3 hrs 05 mins
0 hrs 40 mins
1 hr 14 mins
2 hrs 30 mins

 

102 hrs 46 mins
87 hrs 19 mins
30 hrs 40 mins
17 hrs 27 mins
9 hrs 04 mins
4 hrs 54 mins
23 hrs 21 mins

Questions placed on notice

21^

674*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

108

4 sitting days

815

29 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

27

28.1

Notices of motion given
36
342

Petitions presented

1

22

Signatories to petitions

74

36 372

Divisions

8

103

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 1 to 28 October 2010 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 3 December 2009 to 28 October 2010 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

1
2

 

9
51

Received from the House of Representatives

24

146

Passed in the Senate

16

132

Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper

0

4

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

0

27

Bills referred to committees

8

103

Bills restored to the Notice Paper
0
4

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2010, to date

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 25 to 28 October 2010

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


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