House debates

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Statement by the Speaker

Australian Parliament House

2:00 pm

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I have a very short statement for the information of honourable members, who would recall that on 9 May this year—budget day—we marked the 30th anniversary of the opening of Parliament House by Her Majesty the Queen. Of course, provisional Parliament House, or Old Parliament House, was the home to our parliament for some 61 years. The last sitting there was on 3 June 1988. I just thought that members would be interested that today marks the 30th anniversary of the first sitting in this House, the permanent home of our national parliament.

There are a number of activities being held throughout the year—


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