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Appendix 1: Business of the House and Federation Chamber

Meetings of the House of Representatives, 2017–18

Events

Spring 2017

Autumn–Winter 2018

Total

Sitting weeks

8

9

17

Sitting days

27

33

60

Hours of sittinga

including suspensions

251

300

551

excluding suspensions

251

297

548

Sittings after midnight

1

0

1

Government bills introducedb

71

116

187

Private members’ bills introducedc

15

20

35

Private members’ motions moved

8

15

23

Committee reports presented

74

73

147

Days on which:

the adjournment motion was debated

25

30

55

matters of public importance were discussed

20

26

46

private members’ business occurred

5

7

12

Divisions

89

52

141

Closure of question agreed to

8

7

15

Closure of member agreed to

15

6

21

Bills guillotined

0

0

0

a. Hours are rounded to the nearest hour. Discrepancies in totals are due to rounding.

b. Includes 15 Senate bills.

c. Includes five private senators’ bills.

Meetings of the Federation Chamber, 2017–18

Events

Spring 2017

Autumn–Winter 2018

Total

Number of meetings

27

32

59

Hours of meeting (excluding suspensions)a

99

132

231

Bills referred

24

26

50

Private members’ bills debated

1

2

3

Private members’ motions moved

40

46

86

Committee reports presented

0

0

0

Committee and delegation reports referred

16

12

28

Other documents debated

3

1

4

Days on which

the adjournment motion was debated

7

8

15

grievance debate occurred

7

7

14

private members’ business occurred

5

8

13

a. Hours are rounded to the nearest hour. Discrepancies in totals are due to rounding.

Bills and amendments dealt with by the House of Representatives (including the Federation Chamber), 2013–14 to 2017–18

Events

2013–14

2014–15

2015–16

2016–17

2017–18

Government bills introduced (including bills brought from the Senate)

175

191

141

213

187

Initiated in:

the House

173

181

136

206

172

the Senate

2

10

5

7

15

Private members’ bills introduceda

7

12

21

35

35

Second-reading amendments moved

36

22

16

40

45

Consideration-in-detail amendments moved:

government

14

215

60

58

453

opposition

50

62

38

44

44

non-aligned

2

26

21

71

9

amendments to private members’ bills

0

0

0

0

93

Consideration-in-detail amendments passed:

government

14

215

60

58

453

opposition

0

4

2

0

3

non-aligned

0

0

0

1

0

amendments to private members’ bills

0

0

0

0

0

a. Includes private senators’ bills.