Sitting calendar 2010 -text version

Parliamentary sittings—2010

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

Variations to the 2010 Parliamentary Sitting Pattern

Date

Reason

19 July 2010 The Parliament was prorogued at 4.59pm on 19 July 2010 for a general election to be held on 21 August 2010.
25 November 2010 The Senate agreed to meet on Friday, 26 November 2010.
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