Parliament resumed at 9am this morning under Extended Hours provisions on the final sitting day of the year.
MPs are planning to approve the appointment of a new Ombudsman and an auditor for the Auditor-General.
The Government is also seeking to make progress on the Consumer Law Reform Bill, Social Assistance (Living Alone Payments) Amendment Bill and Statutes Amendment Bill.
In the afternoon the House will approve the recommended 2013 sitting programme and the adjournment debate before rising until January 29.
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