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No. 5/2010  11 to 13 May 2010

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General

11 to 13 May

2010 to date

Number of sitting days

3

17

Average length of a sitting day

8 hrs 39 mins

8 hrs 54 mins

Longest sitting day

10 hrs 04 mins
(12 May)

10 hrs 22 mins
(18 March)

Shortest sitting day

6 hrs 13 mins
(11 May)

6 hrs 13 mins
(11 May)

Hours of sitting

25 hrs 56 mins

151 hrs 16 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

9 hrs 39 mins
9 hrs 23 mins
3 hrs 10 mins
2 hrs 05 mins
0 hrs 11 mins
0 hrs 31 mins
0 hrs 57 mins

 

53 hrs 07 mins
50 hrs 50 mins
17 hrs 02 mins
9 hrs 18 mins
7 hrs 04 mins
0 hrs 56 mins
12 hrs 59 mins

Questions placed on notice

63^

334*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

83

3 sitting days

458

16 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

27.7

28.6

Notices of motion given
41
157

Petitions presented

4

12

Signatories to petitions

5 046

12 498

Divisions

9

60

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 19 March to 13 May 2010 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 3 December 2009 to 13 May 2010 inclusive

Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
3

 

0
11

Received from the House of Representatives

12

64

Passed in the Senate

11

56

Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper

0

4

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

1

13

Bills referred to committees

11

35

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2010, to date

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Business conducted in the Senate in the period 11 to 13 May 2010

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


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