The Queensland Parliament will sit for its final session of the year next week (29 November – 1 December). All Governments, irrespective of political colour, prefer to end the Parliamentary year on a high note. However, at the moment, the final Parliamentary sitting week is looking somewhat lacklustre. According to the published Notice Paper, it seems the Animal Care and Protection Bill and the Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill are the Government’s highest legislative priorities to close out the year. That’s not to say these bills aren’t important, or that the Parliamentary agenda won’t change (it very often does). However, if this is how the Palaszczuk Government plans to introduce the last sitting week of year, they are giving David Crisafulli an early Christmas present.