Welcome to the final sitting week for parliament in 2011. But just because it's the last week doesn't mean it'll be a quiet one. The mining tax, a tax that helped bring down the Rudd government, is likely to pass the House of Representatives this week, capping off a busy year of legislation for Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Andrew Wilkie, Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott -- the three independent amigos who support a Labor goverment -- have yet to sign off on Labor's mining tax, but all are expected to reach a deal (including some concessions from the government for their support). Greens MP Adam Bandt has already pledged his support.