You are currently viewing the Senate statistical archive. This site contains data to 31 December 2011. For information after that date, please see Senate StatsNet.

These pages contain graphs showing breakdowns of how the Senate spent its time in each calendar year, as well as comparisons with previous years. For this purpose, business has been broken down into the following categories:

  • Business of the Senate
  • Government business
  • General business
  • Questions
  • Urgency motions and matters of public importance (MPIs)
  • Other business
  • Adjournment (note that the time for the adjournment debate is not included in the figures)

Other graphs show 10 year comparisons for days and hours of sitting, questions without notice, and bills passed by both Houses.

Consolidated statistics