Sitting calendar 2009- text version

Proposed Parliamentary sittings—2009

  • 1 January – New Year's Day (Public Holiday)
  • 2 to 25 January – Non sitting days
  • 26 January – Australia Day (Public Holiday)
  • 27 January to 2 February – Non sitting days
Autumn session
  • 3 to 5 February – Both Chambers sit
  • 6 February – Non sitting day
  • 9 to 12 February – Both Chambers sit
  • 13 February – Senate sitting only
  • 16 to 20 February – Non sitting days
  • 23 to 26 February – House of Representatives sits, Senate Additional Estimates
  • 2 to 6 March – Non sitting days
  • 9 March – Canberra Day (Public Holiday)
  • 10 to 12 March – Both Chambers sit, Senate 2/3 Cut Off on Tuesday, 10 March
  • 16 to 19 March – Both Chambers sit, Senate 2/3 Cut Off on Tuesday, 17 March
  • 20 March – Senate sitting only
  • 23 March to 9 April – Non sitting days
  • 10 April – Good Friday (Public Holiday)
  • 13 April – Easter Monday (Public Holiday)
  • 14 April to 24 April – Non sitting days
  • 27 April – ANZAC day holiday (Public Holiday)
  • 28 April to 11 May – Non sitting days
Winter (Budget) session
  • 12 May – Budget, Both Chambers sit
  • 13 to 14 May – Both Chambers sit, Senate 2/3 Cut Off Wednesday, 13 May
  • 15 to 22 May – Non sitting days
  • 25 to 28 May – House of Representatives sits, Senate Budget Estimates
  • 29 May – Non sitting day
  • 1 to 4 June – House of Representatives sits, Senate Budget Estimates
  • 5 June – Non sitting day
  • 8 June – Queen's birthday (Public Holiday)
  • 9 to 12 June – Non sitting days
  • 15 to 18 June – Both Chambers sit
  • 19 June – Non sitting day
  • 22 to 25 June – Both Chambers sit, Senate 2/3 Cut Off on Tuesday, 23 June
  • 26 June to 10 August – Non sitting days
Spring session
  • 11 to 13 August – Both Chambers sit
  • 14 August – Non sitting day
  • 17 to 20 August – Both Chambers sit
  • 21 August – Non sitting day
  • 7 to 10 September – Both Chambers sit, Senate 2/3 Cut Off on Wednesday, 9 September
  • 11 September – Non sitting day
  • 14 to 17 September – Both Chambers sit
  • 18 September to 16 October – Non sitting days
  • 19 to 22 October – House of Representatives sits, Senate Supplementary Budget Estimates
  • 26 to 29 October – Both Chambers sit
  • 30 October to 13 November – Non sitting days
  • 16 to 19 November – Both Chambers sit, Senate 2/3 Cut Off Thursday, 19 November
  • 20 November – Non sitting day
  • 23 to 26 November – Both Chambers sit
  • 27 November – Senate sitting only
  • 30 November to 2 December – Both Chambers sit
  • 3 December to 24 December – Non sitting days
  • 25 December – Christmas Day
  • 26 December – Boxing Day
  • 27 to 31 December – Non sitting days

Variation to the 2009 Parliamentary Sitting Pattern

  • Issued on 21 October 2008, and agreed to by the Senate on 12 November 2008 [note: on 23 October 2008, the House of Representatives agreed to the 2009 sitting pattern, by leave]

  • Amended on:

    Date

    Reason

    5 February 2009

    Senate agreed to (a) meet from Monday, 9 February to Thursday, 12 February; and (b) additional estimates hearings scheduled to meet week commencing Monday, 23 February 2009

    12 February 2009 Senate agreed to suspend till Friday, 13 February 2009
    19 March 2009 Senate agreed to suspend till Friday, 20 March 2009
    26 November 2009 Senate agreed to suspend till Friday, 27 November 2009 and meet on Monday, 30 November 2009
    30 November 2009 Senate suspended to Tuesday, 1 December 2009
    1 December 2009 Senate suspended to Wednesday, 2 December 2009

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