Sitting Days And Acts Passed 1900-1990 – House Of Representatives

This table shows the average number of sitting days of the House of Representatives and the number of Acts passed between 1900 and 1990.

Source: House of Representatives Standing Committee on Procedure (1986: 64), House of Representatives (1986-90); Quoted in Developments in Australian Politics, edited by Judith Brett et al, Macmillan, 1995, p115.

House of Representatives
Sitting Times and Acts passed 1900 – 1990
Period Average Sitting Days/Year Average Sitting Hours/Year Acts Passed/Year Hours/Act
1901-10
95
577
23
25.1
1911-20
71
449
40
11.2
1921-30
67
425
47
9.0
1931-40
58
382
75
5.1
1941-50
70
452
73
6.2
1951-60
63
461
96
4.8
1961-70
62
483
120
4.0
1971-80
69
543
173
3.1
1981-90
60
535
172
3.1


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