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Statistics of the Legislative Council

Statistics of the Legislative Council

This page contains recent and selected historical data relating to the business of the Legislative Council.

Recent

Figures relating to the business of the Legislative Council for the last three sitting weeks and the calendar year to date.

 

Historical trends

Information is available on the following categories:

Party composition of the Legislative Council since 1978

Legislative Council election results since 1978

Legislative Council sitting days per calendar year since 1995

Government bills passed by the Legislative Council per calendar year since 1999

Government bills considered in committee-of-the-whole per calendar year since 1999

Private Members' bills introduced in the Legislative Council per calendar year since 1999

Orders for papers made in the Legislative Council per calendar year since 1995

Questions on notice lodged and Questions without notice asked in the Legislative Council per calendar year since 2003

Motions to disallow statutory rules and regulations in the Legislative Council per calendar year since 1995

 


  
 

Sittings of the House

​Week ending 21 Sept
​Week ending 28 Sept
Week ending 19 Oct
​2018
​Sitting days​3​3
​3
39
​Sitting hours​19.65​27.63
​27.46
300.18
​Days on which the House sat past midnight​0​0
​1
​5
 

Notices of motions

​Week ending 21 Sept
Week ending 28 Sept
Week ending 19 Oct
2018
​Total notices of motions given​41​36
​47
712
​Notices for Disallowance of a Statutory Rule or Instrument​0​0
1
​6

Notices for Business of the House

​0​1
​0
​2
​Notices for Government Business​3​0
​5
​23
​Notices for Matters of Privilege​0​0
​0
​0
​Notices for Matters of Public Importance​0​0
​1
​4
​Notices for Private Members' Business​38​35
40​​677
​Total notices of motions withdrawn​0​0
​0
​4

 

Legislation

​Week ending 21 SeptWeek ending 28 Sept
Week ending 19 Oct
​2018
​Bills received from the Legislative Assembly​4​5
​2
46
​Bills introduced in the Legislative Council​5​0
​8
​35
​Bills passed* by the Legislative Council​4​7
​5
63
​Bills negatived or discharged by the Legislative Council​0​0
​0
​1
*Refers to bills passed by the LC only. Figure may incl. bills passed by the LC but not yet passed by both Houses.
       

Amendments to legislation

​Week ending 21 SeptWeek ending 28 Sept
Week ending 19 Oct
​2018
​Bills considered in committee-of-the-whole​2
​5
​4
34
​​Amendments circulated​29​49
​31
473
​Amendments moved​12​31
​69
376
​Amendments agreed to​0​2
​1
​74
​Bills amended in committee-of-the-whole​0​1
​1
9

  

​Petitions​ ​ ​ ​

Week ending 21 SeptWeek ending 28 Sept
Week ending 19 Oct
2018
​Number of petitions presented​3​4
​6
28
​Number of signatures to petitions presented​1178​37476
​2420
60837
 

Orders for papers under SO 52

​Week ending 21 SeptWeek ending 28 Sept
Week ending 19 Oct
2018
​​Orders for papers agreed to​0​0
​0
​6
​Returns to orders tabled​0​0
0
6
 
     

Questions

​Week ending 21 Sept​Week ending 28 Sept
Week ending 19 Oct
2018
​​Questions on Notice lodged (Written questions)​26​16
​23
532
​Questions without Notice asked (Oral questions asked during Question Time)​44​49
​53
641
 

Other business

​Week ending 21 Sept
​Week ending 28 Sept
Week ending 19 Oct
2018
​Business resolved as formal business​10
​25
​17
399
​Private Members' Business items resolved*​2​1
​1
20
​Motions for Disallowance resolved​0​0
​0
​2
Number of tabled documents​111​29
​75
​842
​Divisions in the House​0​1
​4
48
​Divisions in Committee of the Whole​3​6
​15
​62
 * Does not include private members' business resolved as formal business