Working in the private sector, I only occasionally need to check the sitting dates for parliament (every few months or so), and usually when I go to http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Sitting_Calendar it’s right there to help me plan my calendar. Perhaps it’s nothing unusual, but I’ve been trying to find the dates for 2013 for several months now, and they’re not up yet! There’s only two months left of 2012; surely it’s time for a 2013 sitting calendar to be up! While this isn’t critical, it’s quite inconvenient.
So I’m just hoping there are a few Rioters who know the usual pattern well enough to tell me when the first sitting week for the House of Representatives is likely to be in 2013, as this would help me set the date for a meeting!