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Parliamentary Sitting Calendar

Next year’s Parliamentary sitting calendar has been published.

(Click here to download a PDF of it, and see it at the bottom of this post.)

The yellow dates are the particularly important ones to pay attention to. Please put those dates in your diary now. Also, please keep time aside for that first sitting period in February (11-21) when Parliament will be sitting and the Sex Discrimination Act legislation is likely to be being debated. It would be great if you had some capacity during that time for phone calls, communication with parents etc., as needed.

It would also be great if you contact your local MP and Senators from your state now, to see if you can get a meeting booked in for the first week of February, before Parliament resumes. These can be follow up meetings, now that there is specific legislation to discuss. Ask a couple of parents to be on standby to attend with you.

You will note that the AACS AGM and the Christian Schools Policy Forum will likely be either directly after, or a week or two after, the General election. This is an unusual time for the forum, but it will also be a positive opportunity to gather, reflect and plan for the future, after what will have been an intense period of time politically.

The speaker at the dinner on the Monday night will be Justine Toh. We may hold the dinner in a different venue to usual, given that the focus will be less on MPs than it usually is.

 More details will be provided when registration opens.

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