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No. 10/2009  7 to 10 September 2009

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General

7 to 10 September

2009 to date

Number of sitting days

4

36

Average length of a sitting day

9 hrs 06 mins

9 hrs 21 mins

Longest sitting day

10 hrs 16 mins
(9 September)

23 hrs 44 mins
(19 and 20 March)

Shortest sitting day

8 hrs 02 mins
(8 September)

0 hrs 45 mins
(9 February)

Hours of sitting

36 hrs 24 mins

336 hrs 48 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

14 hrs 11 mins
8 hrs 25 mins
4 hrs 26 mins
2 hrs 10 mins
3 hrs 51 mins
0 hrs 05 mins
3 hrs 16 mins

 

178 hrs 53 mins
76 hrs 25 mins
34 hrs 11 mins
12 hrs 24 mins
12 hrs 03 mins
4 hrs 24 mins
18 hrs 28 mins

Questions placed on notice

55^

998*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

111

4 sitting days

909

32 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

27.8

28.4

Notices of motion given
31
310

Petitions presented

4

34

Signatories to petitions

19 159

83 465

Divisions

12

122

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 21 August to 10 September 2009 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 5 December 2008 to 10 September 2009 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

2
1

 

7
12

Received from the House of Representatives

16

136

Passed in the Senate

12

93

Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper

3

32

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

2

27

Bills referred to committees

3

85

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2009, to date

Business conducted in the Senate in the period 7 to 10 September 2009

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


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