FORMAT OF THIS REPORT
On 15 October 2007, the Parliament was prorogued; the House
of Representatives was dissolved on 17 October 2007 and a General Election was held on 24 November 2007. The 41st Parliament finished on 11 February 2008 and the 42nd Parliament commenced on the following day.
This report is divided into several sections that provide
statistics on committee work during the following periods:
the end of the 41st Parliament (1 January to 11 February 2008)
the commencement of the 42nd Parliament (12 February
to 30 June 2008)
the half year (1 January 2008 to 30 June 2008); and
the financial year (1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008)
Statistics on these periods are kept in order to record
information based on parliamentary terms as well as half, financial and full
Hard copies may be obtained from the Office of the Senior Clerk of
Committees, Senate Committee Office - tel: (02) 6277 3555.
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