When does Federal Parliament sit and when does it close for the year?
Before the beginning of each year and after a federal election, a sitting calendar is distributed to let everyone know when the Australian Parliament will be sitting. There are on average 18 to 20 sitting weeks a year. Sittings are usually held Monday to Thursday in one or two week blocks.
The Senate from behind the President of the Senate's chair
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