Legislation statistics 2012

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Bills considered by the Senate in the period 1 January to 31 December 2012

Origin

On Senate or House of Representatives Notice Paper as at 1 January 2012:

 

Government bills (originating in Senate 2011)

4

 

 

Government bills (received from House of Representatives 2010, 2011)

12

 

 

Private senators' bills (originating in the Senate 2010, 2011)

11

 

 

Total

27

Introduced in the Senate (1 January to 31 December 2012):

 

Government bills

4

 

 

Private senators' bills

27

 

 

Total

31

Received from the House of Representatives (1 January to 31 December 2012):

 

Government bills

200

 

  Private member's bill
1

 

Total

201

 

Total

259

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Outcome

Bills passed by the Senate 2012:

 

Passed by both Houses:

 

 

Government bills

206

 

 

Before the House of Representatives:

 

 

Private senator's bill

1

 

 

Total

207

Bills passed by Senate 2011, removed from House of Representatives' Notice Paper 2012:

 

Private senators' bill

 

Bills still before the Senate:

 

Government bills

14

 

 

Private senators' bills

28

 

 

Total

42

Bills negatived at second reading in the Senate:

 

 

Private senators' bills

6

 

    Private member's bill
1

 

Total

7

Bills discharged from the Notice Paper:

 

Private senator's bill

 

2

Total

259

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Bills on which there was a disagreement between the HousesMore info:
2
 
Bills to which amendments and requests were moved during 2012

 

Bills to which second reading amendments were moved More info

17

 

Bills to which second reading amendments were agreed

2

 

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

52

 

Bills to which amendments were agreed in committee of the whole

27

 

Bills to which requests were moved in committee of the whole

2

 

Bills to which requests were agreed in committee of the whole

1

 

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

4

 

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

19

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

Agreed to

Negatived

Government1

281

0

Opposition
11
174

Australian Greens2

16

250

Independent (Senator Xenophon)

0

110

Senators Xenophon, Heffernan, Madigan, Nash and Waters
11
0

Total

319

535

NB: These figures do not include amendments moved to amendments.

1    1 amendment was moved and subsequently withdrawn

1    5 amendments were moved and subsequently withdrawn

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

 

Total amendments, requests etc moved

860

 

 


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