"Parliament Party" New Parliament House Tip by Lildeer

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by Lildeer

The Australian Parliament is the only Parliament House in the world that is available to rent for private events.

The quirks continue. Once a week, the government holds a "Question Time" usually around 2pm, during which visitors can watch Parliament in action, seated in the upper balcony. Theoretically anyone can take this time to ask their minister or the Prime Minister a questions on policy.

More often, the opposition takes this opportunity to berate the government on a job poorly done. The spectacle of grown adults yelling at each other is quite entertaining. While I was there, three ministers were forcibly removed from the chamber!

Address: Capital Hill
Phone: 02 6277 5399
Website: http://www.aph.gov.au/

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  • Written Apr 15, 2005
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