Time spent on consideration of legislation

 

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43rd Parliament—2010–2013 (to 7 February 2013)


Session

Sitting dates

Business time

Adjournment time

Total time

Total time spent on legislation

% of business time spent on legislation

Spring 2010 28 September - 30 September 2010
20 hrs 49 mins
1 hr 51 mins
22 hrs 40 mins
03 mins
0.2%
Spring(2) 2010 25 October - 26 November 2010
110 hrs 51 mins
8 hrs 32 mins
119 hrs 23 mins
40 hrs 03 mins
36.1%
Autumn 2011 8 February - 25 March 2011
108 hrs 55 mins
6 hrs 55 mins
115 hrs 50 mins
44 hrs 42 mins1
41%1
Budget 2011 10 May - 12 May 2011
24 hrs 20 mins
2 hrs 09 mins
26 hrs 29 mins
8 hrs 54 mins
36.6%
Winter 2011  14 June - 7 July 2011
93 hrs 32 mins

 5 hrs 48 mins

 99 hrs 20 mins

 34 hrs 03 mins

 36.4%

Spring 2011 16 August - 25 November 2011

 289 hrs 54 mins

 26 hrs 27 mins

 316 hrs 21 mins

 121 hrs 50 mins1

 42.0%1

Autumn 2012 7  February - 22 March 2012 

135 hrs 49 mins

15 hrs 37 min

 151 hrs 26 mins

 55 hrs 14 mins

 40.7%

Budget 2012 8 May - 10 May 2012
24 hrs
1 hr 18 mins
25 hrs 18 mins
4 hrs 45 mins
19.8%
Winter 2012 18 June - 28 June 2012

92 hrs 03 mins

7 hrs 16 mins

99 hrs 19 mins

60 hrs 52 mins1

66.1%1

Spring 2012 14 August - 29 November 2012
284 hrs 40 mins
30 hrs 29 mins
315 hrs 09 mins
126 hrs 31 mins1
44.4%1
Autumn 2013 5 - 7 February 2013

24 hrs 36 mins

3 hrs 58 mins

28 hrs 34 mins 

7 hrs 51 mins2

31.9%2

Total

 
1209 hrs 29 mins
110 hrs 20 mins
1319 hrs 49 mins
504 hrs 48 mins12
41.7%12

Note: In general, these figures relate to time spent on the consideration of government legislation and do not include time spent on private members' or private senators' bills.  Where there is an exception to this, explanation is provided by way of footnote.

1 This figure includes the time spent on the consideration of the:

  • Evidence Amendment (Journalists' Privilege) Bill 2010, a private member's bill.  The bill was considered as a government business order of the day by order of the Senate. [42 mins]
  • Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Fair Protection for Firefighters) Bill 2011, a private member's bill. The bill was introduced by a parliamentary secretary and considered as a government business order of the day. [46 mins]
  • Migration Legislation Amendment (The Bali Process) Bill 2012, a private member's bill.  The bill was introduced by a minister and considered as a government business order of the day. [7 hrs 27 mins]
  • Marriage Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2012, a private senators' bill.  The bill was considered as a government business order of the day by order of the Senate. [10 hrs 49 mins]

2 This figure does not include time spent on the Public Service Amendment Bill 2012, a government bill.  The bill was considered together with a private senator's bill (Parliamentary Service Amendment Bill 2012 [2013]) during the time alotted for the consideration of private senators' bills. [1 hr 15 mins]

 

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