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Canberra’s cultural icons shine in new campaign
 Friday, 25 June 2021

A distinctive collaboration between 12 of Canberra’s national attractions is set to position the city as a leading cultural destination.

New exhibition at Parliament House celebrates contemporary identities
 Friday, 28 May 2021

A new exhibition at Australian Parliament House brings together recently acquired art works, focusing on how artists respond to, and reflect on, their personal connection to the notion of Australian identity.

50 years since Neville Bonner AO entered Parliament
 Thursday, 27 May 2021

June 11, 2021 marks 50 years since Neville Bonner AO became the first Indigenous Australian to enter the Federal Parliament.

Expressions of interest for retail services at Australian Parliament House
 Monday, 24 May 2021

Following approval by the Presiding Officers, the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) will commence the process of seeking expressions of interest for retail services in Parliament House.

Australian Parliament House marks 80 years since the London Blitz ended
 Monday, 10 May 2021

Today is the 80th Anniversary of the worst bombing raid of the London Blitz, a seven-hour attack that destroyed Britain’s House of Commons Chamber, and damaged Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.

Vale His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1921–2021
 Saturday, 10 April 2021

Activities at Australian Parliament House following the passing of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

Former Senate President Hon. Stephen Parry portrait unveiled at Parliament House
 Thursday, 18 March 2021

The official portrait of former Senate President Stephen Parry, who served as a Senator for Tasmania, was unveiled today at Australian Parliament House in Canberra.

COVID-19 Update
 Wednesday, 27 January 2021

DPS is aware a group of people potentially from a designated COVID-19 affected area of NSW visited the ACT yesterday, against ACT public health directions, and including a visit to Parliament House.

A retrospective exhibition of Sir Edmund Barton: life, times and Federation
 Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Australia’s first Prime Minister had an enormous impact on shaping modern Australia.

A voyage of discovery: Sir Joseph Banks’ florilegium. Explore it your way
 Friday, 18 September 2020

To coincide with the 250th anniversary of the Endeavour Voyage of Discovery, Australian Parliament House is holding an exhibition showcasing the botanical prints from Banks’ Florilegium, based on the original plant specimens collected by Sir Joseph Banks during the voyage.

Portrait of former Speaker Bronwyn Bishop unveiled
 Monday, 26 November 2018

A portrait of the 29th Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon. Bronwyn Bishop, by artist Jiawei Shen, was unveiled today during a ceremony at Parliament House, Canberra.

Former PM Julia Gillard's official portrait to be unveiled today
 Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The official portrait of Australia’s first female Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard AC, will be unveiled at Parliament House, Canberra, today.

Australian Parliament House 30th Anniversary Open Day – Saturday 6 October
 Friday, 21 September 2018

Which building took 10,000 people to build, features a roof covered in turf the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground and a flag mast which is one of the largest stainless steel structures in the world?

Portrait of former Governor-General on display in Denmark
 Wednesday, 23 May 2018

The Historic Memorials Collection portrait of former Governor-General the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO will go on display in Denmark as part of an exhibition of works by the renowned portrait artist Mr Ralph Heimans to celebrate the 50th birthday of Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark.

Step back in time and celebrate the 30th birthday of Parliament House
 Monday, 26 March 2018

Revisit the bold hues and geometric lines of 1980s Australian art, craft and design, and chart the progress of one of the country’s most ambitious building projects, at two special new exhibitions to mark the 30th birthday of Australian Parliament House.

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