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No. 14/2009 23 to 30 November 2009

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General

23 to 30 November

2009

Number of sitting days

5

53

Average length of a sitting day

14 hrs 09 mins

9 hrs 44 mins

Longest sitting day

22 hrs 38 mins
(30 November, 1 and 2 December)

23 hrs 44 mins
(19 and 20 March)

Shortest sitting day

7 hrs 54 mins
(24 November)

0 hrs 45 mins
(9 February)

Hours of sitting

70 hrs 44 mins

515 hrs 56 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

49 hrs 54 mins
11 hrs 04 mins
4 hrs 13 mins
3 hrs 02 mins
21 mins
08 mins
2 hrs 02 mins

 

268 hrs 56 mins
118 hrs 07 mins
51 hrs 27 mins
22 hrs 29 mins
20 hrs 12 mins
5 hrs 12 mins
29 hrs 33 mins

Questions placed on notice

62^

1321*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

111

4 sitting days

1368

48 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

27.8

28.5

Notices of motion given
47
476

Petitions presented

6

48

Signatories to petitions

37 735

132 265

Divisions

37

202

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 20 November to 2 December 2009 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 5 December 2008 to 2 December 2009 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
3

 

7
25

Received from the House of Representatives

22

197

Passed in the Senate

16

140

Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper

11

44

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

4

41

Bills referred to committees

13

112

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2009

Graph: Business conducted in the Senate 2009

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 23 November to 2 December 2009

Graph: Business conducted in the Senate in the period 23 November to 2 December 2009

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


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