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Appendix 17 - Consideration of Legislation by the House

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YearTotal bills introduced [1]Introduced from SenateConsidered in detail [2]Referred to committeeGuillotined [3]Acts for year
1901†2862017
1902232241 [4]21
1903†2752521
19042252015
19053343126
1906†4253423
19072971512
1908292627
19093893429
1910†5094341
19113063029
19125285143
1913†3762824
1914†5484636
19156266153
191645124841
1917†4034140
1918501147247
1919†37437332
1920661559256
19214964443
1922†47104342
192352639436
192463964261
1925†35833332
19265675452
19275064038
1928†47114648
1929†43337435
19308958578
1931†7327156
1932801776376
193377773174
1934†72570467
1935761272873
193699898194
1937†54747247
1938911079278
193991989387
1940†101699199
19417326970
19426146058
1943†5925758
19444864846
194560 359359
1946†84283281
1947941393393
1948961391393
1949†881488587
195087852480
1951†85565282
19521115725109
1953991872396
1954†851164283
1955†711064171
195611414883113
195711917733103
1958†10120681483
19591057811104
1960115101041111
1961†99682498
1962112480108
1963†1031053103
1964135754130
19651581133156
1966†94420193
1967133633124
19681691426157
1969†101302102
19701546308127
197114843417138
1972†146627139
1973253196119221
1974†226156021166
1975†21576319121
19762301356208
1977†16410282161
197822414537 [5]5211
197919622323 [6]7191
1980†20513 375 [7]2177
19812021347182
198219610431158
1983†17019371147
1984†19220511175
1985234176426202
198618911541 [8]40168
1987†21121691184
19882101252102155
1989194146059183
1990†185134378144
19912051968101204
19922824239132264
1993†1843430111121
199419753569 [9]14184
199517632685 [10]1176
1996†17317415 [10]684
199723515724 [11]12222
1998†21813441 [12]16135
199922419714 [13]201
200019211596 [14]174
2001†18222626 [15]170
20022549422 [16]2148
20031748391 [12]1150
2004†22316332158
200518224391 1210164
2006188324119172
2007†16814401 [17]2184
200820312265 [18]159
20092269306136
2010†22110297 [19]150
2011238156993 [20]19190

1. Includes the bills introduced from the Senate. These totals do not reflect all bills before the House during the year, as bills introduced in one year may be considered the following year.
2. Prior to 1994 consideration in detail took place in committee of the whole and was known as the committee stage. Procedures allowing the committee (detail) stage to be bypassed became operative from 13.8.63.
3. From 2005 includes bills with no declaration of urgency, but time limited by suspension of standing orders.
4. Referred to a select committee.
5. Referred to legislation committees (for committee stage).
6. Appropriation Bill (No.1) considered by estimates committees (committee stage); 2 bills referred to legislation committees.
7. Appropriation Bill (No.1) considered by estimates committees (committee stage); 4 bills referred to legislation committees.
8. Referred to a joint select committee.
9. 3 bills referred to joint committees; 6 referred to standing committees.
10. 4 bills referred to joint committees; 1 referred to a standing committee.
10. 4 bills referred to joint committees; 1 referred to a standing committee.
11. Referred to joint committees (1 by Senate).
12. Referred to a joint committee.
13. 2 bills referred to joint committees; 2 referred to joint select committees (by Senate).
14. 4 bills referred to joint committees (3 by Senate); 2 referred to standing committees.
15. 3 bills referred to joint committees (2 by Senate); 3 referred to joint select committee.
16. 2 bills referred to joint committees.
12. Referred to a joint committee.
17. 3 bills referred to a joint committee.
18. 3 bills referred to joint committees (by Senate); 2 referred to standing committees.
19. 3 bills referred to joint committees (by Senate); 4 referred to standing committees.
20. 7 bills referred to joint committees; 20 referred to joint select committees; 66 referred to standing committees.

† General election years.