Australia’s Parliament House—more than 25 years in the making! A chronology

Dr Joy McCann
Politics and Public Administration Section

with Dr Dianne Heriot, Parliamentary Librarian

Search: 25th Anniversary Chronology

Appendix 4: Key sources and further reading

Bennett, S, Parliament House and the Australian people, Research paper no. 29, Parliamentary Library, 7 May 2008,;query=Id%3A%22library%2Fprspub%2FSLDQ6%22;\

Commonwealth of Australia, The 43rd Parliament: Parliamentary Handbook of the Commonwealth of Australia 2011,

___________, A house for the nation: 100 years of Australia's House of Representatives, 2003,

___________, House at work: ordinary people in an extraordinary building, Parliamentary Education Office, Canberra, ACT, 2001

____________, Project Parliament: the management experience, Parliament House Construction Authority, Canberra, March 1990

____________, Joint Standing Committee on the New Parliament House, Reports tabled in Parliament 1981‒89,

Cope, RL, Housing a legislature: when architecture and politics meet , Papers on Parliament No. 37, November 2001.

Department of Parliamentary Services, Parliament House Heritage Management Framework 2011, Canberra,

Dow, C and J Gardiner-Garden, Overview of Indigenous Affairs: Part 1: 1901 to 1991, Background Note, Parliamentary Library, 10 May 2011,;query=Id%3A%22library%2Fprspub%2F754712%22

Evans, H and R Laing, eds, Odgers' Australian Senate Practice, Thirteenth Edition, Department of the Senate, Canberra, 2012,

Fernandes, S, 'Addresses to joint meetings of the Australian Parliament', FlagPost, 11 November 2011,

Griffin, WB, 'Original report' [1912], reprinted with corrections in Senate, Report from the Select Committee appointed to inquire into and report upon the development of Canberra, September 1955.

Headon, D, Wanted: Treasure house of a nation's heart-the search for an Australian capital city, 1891‒1908, Senate Occasional Lecture Series, Parliament House, Canberra, 17 October 2008,

________, Canberra: Crystal palace to golden trowels, Canberra, 2009, http:/

House of Representatives, 20th anniversary of the House committee system, 15 February 2008,

________, Standing Committee on Procedure, Committee activities (inquiries and reports),

Hutson, A, Square peg in a square hole: Australia's Parliament House, Papers on Parliament No. 55, February 2011,

McIntosh, G Rounding up the Flock? Executive dominance and the new Parliament House, APSA-Parliamentary Fellow Monograph, Department of the Parliamentary Library, December 1989,;query=Id%3A%22library%2Fprspub%2F1534068%22

Macintyre, C, Parliamentary architecture and political culture, Senate Occasional Lecture Series, Parliament House, Canberra, 9 May 2008,

Marshall, D, C Burton, A Grinbergs, C Johnston and J Donkin, W Nicholls, B O'Keefe and others, Parliament House Vista Heritage Management Plan , Vol. 1, prepared for the National Capital Planning Authority, Canberra, 2010,

Millar, A and G Browne, eds, The biographical dictionary of the Australian Senate, Volumes 1‒3, University of New South Wales Press Ltd in association with the Department of the Senate,

National Archives of Australia, Documenting a democracy,

National Film and Sound Archive, Open House, Film Australia Collection, Pyrmont, NSW, 1988 Produced by Tim Read and directed by Ian Walker following the construction of Australia's new Parliament House, from the turn of the first sod of earth to its official opening by HRH Queen Elizabeth II in 1988 (DVD available from Parliament House shop and NFSA, Canberra.

Parliament of Australia, Work of the Parliament,

___________, About the building,

Politics and Public Administration, The hung Commonwealth Parliament: the first year, Background Note, Parliamentary Library, 7 October 2011,

Senate, Report from the Select Committee appointed to inquire into and report upon the development of Canberra, Canberra, September 1955

Wilson, J and D Black, Women parliamentarians in Australia 1921‒2012, Background Note, Parliamentary Library, Updated 13 September 2012,

Wright, BC, ed, House of Representatives Practice (6th Edition), 6 September 2012,

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