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No. 2/2010  22 to 25 February 2010

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General

22 to 25 February

2010 to date

Number of sitting days

4

7

Average length of a sitting day

8 hrs 40 mins

8 hrs 48 mins

Longest sitting day

9 hrs 20 mins
(24 February)

9 hrs 53 mins
(4 February)

Shortest sitting day

7 hrs 48 mins
(23 February)

7 hrs 12 mins
(2 February)

Hours of sitting

34 hrs 39 mins

61 hrs 33 mins

Business conducted in the Senate

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

 

10 hrs 04 mins
12 hrs 06 mins
4 hrs 20 mins
2 hrs 03 mins
3 hrs 36 mins
0 hrs 6 mins
2 hrs 24 mins

 

20 hrs 27 mins
21 hrs 59 mins
7 hrs 31 mins
3 hrs 05 mins
3 hrs 46 mins
0 hrs 14 mins
4 hrs 31 mins

Questions placed on notice

87^

196*

Questions without notice (including supplementary questions)

  • Question time held on:

122

4 sitting days

208

7 sitting days

Average daily number of questions without notice

30.5

29.7

Notices of motion given
29
53

Petitions presented

5

6

Signatories to petitions

1 314

7 249

Divisions

15

25

 

^ Questions placed on notice from 5 February to 25 February 2010 inclusive
* Questions placed on notice from 3 December 2009 to 25 February 2010 inclusive


Legislation

Introduced in the Senate

  • government bills
  • private senators' bills

 

0
3

 

0
5

Received from the House of Representatives

28

32

Passed in the Senate

6

16

Bills negatived or discharged from Notice Paper

3

3

Bills exempted from the 'cut-off'

3

3

Bills referred to committees

11

13

 

Business conducted in the Senate 2010, to date

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Business conducted in the Senate in the period 22 to 25 February 2010

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


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