Wednesday, 22 August 2018

30th Anniversary of the first sitting in Parliament House - 22 August 2018

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30th Anniversary of the first sitting in Australian Parliament House

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 to mark the 30th anniversary. In particular, I note the Australian Parliament House Open Day, which will be held on Saturday 6th October.

I can’t think of a better way for the public to celebrate the 30th anniversary than an event that offers people the opportunity to come in and explore this great building.

For the information of honourable members, the spring program, including the 30th anniversary events, is available on the Australian Parliament House website.

I thank the House.

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