Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Message from The Queen on the 30th anniversary of the opening of Parliament House

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MR SPEAKER—Members will be aware that today, 9 May 2018, is the 30th anniversary of the opening of Parliament House by Her Majesty the Queen.

I wish to advise the House that His Excellency the Governor-General wrote to Her Majesty noting the anniversary and drawing Her Majesty’s attention to the program of events to be held this year to mark the occasion.

We have received the following message in reply from Buckingham Palace:

Please convey my warm thanks to the Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives for their kind letter, sent on the occasion of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the opening of Australia’s Parliament House which is being celebrated today.

I remember with fondness my visit to Canberra during Australia’s Bicentenary and was interested to learn that Parliament House now attracts more than one million visitors each year.

This message comes with my best wishes to you and the Australian people for a most successful year of events marking this milestone in the history of your National Parliament.

ELIZABETH R.

I thank the House.

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