About Parliament

The Opening of Parliament
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What is Parliament?

Parliament is the body that makes laws for Australia.  It has three distinct parts:  the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Queen (represented in Australia by the Governor-General).

Parliament House Calendar

December 2013

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12 Both3 Both4 Both5 Both6 Other7
89 Both10 Both11 Both12 Both1314
1516 Other17 Other18192021
22232425 Public holiday26 Public holiday2728
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  • Senate
  • House of Representatives
  • Both
  • Public Holiday
  • Other

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