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No. 3/2009  10 to 12 March 2009

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General

10 to 12 March

2009 to date

Number of sitting days

3

10

Average length of a sitting day

9 hrs 41 mins

8 hrs 22 mins

Longest sitting day

10 hrs 28 mins
(10 March)

10 hrs 28 mins
(10 March)

Shortest sitting day

8 hrs 49 mins
(12 March)

0 hrs 45 mins
(9 February)

Hours of sitting

29 hrs 02 mins

83 hrs 37 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

16 hrs 33 mins
6 hrs 24 mins
3 hrs 08 mins
0 hrs 58 mins

0 hrs 10 mins
1 hr 49 mins

 

56 hrs 06 mins
13 hrs 25 mins
6 hrs 24 mins
2 hrs 00 mins

1 hr 41 mins
4 hrs 01 min

Questions placed on notice

135^

267*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

92

3 sitting days

181

6 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

30.7

30.2

Petitions presented

1

7

Signatories to petitions

132

12 218

Divisions

8

26

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 16 February to 12 March 2009 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 5 December 2008 to 12 March 2009 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
0

 

0
0

Received from the House of Representatives

14

38

Passed in the Senate

10

21

Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper

1

10

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

0

12

Bills referred to committees

0

13

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2009, to date

 

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 10 to 12 March 2009

 

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


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