Bills debated for longer than 20 hours 1990 - 2017

Senate Statistical Information

Native Title Amendment Bill 1997
(longest Senate debate on single bill)
Native Title Amendment Bill 1997 [No. 2]
56 hrs 08 mins

49 hrs 48 mins
105 hrs 56 mins
A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Bill 1998 and 26 related bills 68 hrs 54 mins
Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 and 10 related bills
Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 [No. 2] and 10 related bills
14 hrs 19 mins
49 hrs 25 mins
63 hrs 44 mins
Native Title Bill 1993 51 hrs 49 mins
Workplace Relations and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 1996 48 hrs 24 mins
Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill 1992-93
Appropriation Bills (No. 1) and (No. 2) 1992-93
40 hrs 20 mins
Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016 39 hrs 04 mins 
Research Involving Human Embryos Bill 2002 36 hrs 01 min
ATSIC Amendment (Indigenous Land Corporation and Land Fund) Bill 1994 35 hrs 40 mins
US Free Trade Agreement Implementation Bill 2004
US Free Trade Agreement Implementation (Customs Tariff) Bill 2004
34 hrs 45 mins
Clean Energy Bill 2011 and 17 related bills 32 hrs 44 mins
Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Bill 2005 32 hrs 09 mins
Political Broadcasts and Political Disclosures Bill 1991 31 hrs 51 mins
Telstra (Dilution of Public Ownership) Bill 1996 31 hrs 26 mins
Industrial Relations Reform Bill 1993
Industrial Relations Court (Judges Remuneration) Bill 1993
27 hrs 32 mins
Northern Territory National Emergency Response Bill 2007 and 4 related bills 27 hrs 26 mins
Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017
26 hrs 35 mins
Fair Work Bill 2008 26 hrs 30 mins
Regional Forest Agreements Bill 1998 25 hrs 09 mins
Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009
Appropriation (Nation Building and Jobs) Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009
Household Stimulus Package Bill 2009
Tax Bonus for Working Australians Bill 2009
Tax Bonus for Working Australians (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2009
Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2009
25 hrs 01 min
Gene Technology Bill 2000
Gene Technology (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2000
Gene Technology (Licence Charges) Bill 2000
24 hrs 36 mins
Regional Forest Agreements Bill 2002 24 hrs 35 mins
Security Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Bill 2002 [No. 2]
Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism Bill 2002
Criminal Code Amendment (Suppression of Terrorist Bombings) Bill 2002
Border Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2002
Telecommunications Interception Legislation Amendment Bill 2002
24 hrs 31 mins
Defence Legislation Amendment (Aid to Civilian Authorities) Bill 2000 23 hrs 31 mins
Telstra (Transition to Full Private Ownership) Bill 1998 22 hrs 56 mins
Telecommunications Bill 1996 and 12 related bills 22 hrs 25 mins
Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 and 8 related bills 21 hrs 35 mins 
Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010 20 hrs 53 mins

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