In October 2015, the Business Committee recommended Parliament’s sitting programme for 2016 and presented it to the House of Representatives.
The sitting programme (when Parliament meets) sets out which days the House sits, which is about 90 days in the year, with the first day being no later than the last Tuesday in February.
The first sitting day for the House was the on 9 February 2016.
Traditionally, the adoption of a final sitting programme is normally one of the last things the House does before adjourning at the end of the year.
Once a programme has been adopted by the House, it is made available as a PDF on this site. It is also available for the first time in our interactive calendar.