Legislation statistics 2008

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Bills considered by the Senate in the period 1 January to 31 December 2008

Origin

Introduced in the Senate (1 January to 31 December 2008):

 

Government bills

17

 

 

Private senators' bills

34

 

 

Total

51

Second reading moved again (1 January to 31 December 2008):

 

Government bills

 

4

Received from the House of Representatives (1 January to 31 December 2008):

 

Government bills

 

165

Restored to the Notice Paper (1 January to 31 December 2008):

 

Private senator's bills

40

 

Total

260

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Outcome

Bills passed by the Senate:

 

Passed by both Houses:

 

 

Government bills

159

 

 

Still before the House of Representatives:

 

 

Government bills

2

 

 

 

Private senator's bill

1

 

 

Not yet introduced into the House of Representatives:

 

 

Private senator's bill

1

 

 

Laid aside by the House of Representatives:

 

 

Government bill

1

 

 

Total

164

Bills still before the Senate:

  Government bills
11

 

Private senators' bills

70

 

 

Total

81

Bills negatived in the Senate:

 

Negatived at second reading:

 

 

Government bills

11

 

 

 

Private senator's bill

1

 

 

Negatived at third reading:

 

 

Government bill

1

 

 

Total

13

Bills discharged from the Notice Paper :

 

 

Government bill

1

 

 

 

Private senator's bill

1

 

 

Total

2

Total

260

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Bills on which there was a disagreement between the Houses: More info
10
 
Bills to which amendments and requests were moved during 2008

 

Bills to which second reading amendments were moved More info

13

 

Bills to which second reading amendments were agreed

7

 

Bills to which amendments were moved in committee of the whole More info

43

 

Bills to which amendments were agreed in committee of the whole

30

 

Bills to which requests were moved in committee of the whole

10

 

Bills to which requests were agreed in committee of the whole

9

 

Bills in which provisions were opposed and negatived in committee of the whole

14

 

Bills in which provisions were opposed and agreed to in committee of the whole

6

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Amendments, requests etc moved in committee of the whole
Moved by

Agreed to

Negatived

Government

341
3

Opposition1

189
20

Australian Democrats

2
52

Australian Greens2

12
147
Family First Party
3
11
Independent (Senator Xenophon)3
9
3
Opposition/Australian Greens
11
0
Australian Greens/Independent
6
0
Australian Greens/Senator Joyce/Independent
0
2
Senators Macdonald and Boswell
1
0
Senator Troeth
11
0

Total

585
238

 

1   2 amendments withdrawn

2   1 amendment withdrawn

 3  7 amendments withdrawn

 

These figures are broken down in detail under Committee of the Whole

 

Total amendments, requests etc moved
833

 

 


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