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Visit Australian Parliament House this Autumn

Australian Parliament House 2018 Autumn Program

Welcome to our 2018 autumn program. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Parliament House we are running a jam-packed program of events. Explore our tours and exhibitions, take in lectures and films, and enjoy our delicious seasonal food offerings and gift shop products.

Lectures

Professor Kim Dovey

SENATE OCCASIONAL LECTURE SERIES: HOW DO BUILDINGS SHAPE POLITICS?

To mark the 30th anniversary of the opening of Australian Parliament House Professor Kim Dovey, Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Melbourne and specialist in the politics of public space, will speak on the ideas of the architectural environment and democracy.

Date: Friday 11 May
Time: 12.15pm – 1.15pm
Location: Main Committee Room, level 1
Cost: free

Professor Megan Davis

PARLIAMENTARY LIBRARY NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK LECTURE

2018 marks 30 years since Galarrwuy Yunupingu and Wenten Rubuntja presented the then Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, with a statement of Indigenous political objectives at the Barunga Festival in the Northern Territory. What became known as the ‘Barunga Statement’ called for Indigenous self-management, a national system of land rights, compensation for loss of lands, respect for Aboriginal identity, an end to discrimination, and the granting of full civil, economic, social and cultural rights.

Professor Megan Davis, Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous and Professor of Law, University of New South Wales, will speak on the significance of the Barunga Statement in relation to the historic Uluru Statement from the Heart and the work of the Aboriginal constitutional dialogues in designing a framework of reform to address disadvantage and commence a process of reconciliation. 

Date: Thursday 31 May
Time: 11.00am – 12.00pm
Location: Theatre, level 1
Cost: free

Image courtesy of Andrzej Liguz

Shopping

The Parliament Shop products

THE PARLIAMENT SHOP

The Parliament Shop offers a beautiful selection of autumn products, including scarves, ceramics, prints, Indigenous artwork, jewellery and chocolate. Book into one of our paid autumn program tours and receive a 10% discount on any purchase from the shop on the day. You’re sure to find the perfect keepsake.

Dining

Trio fo treats from the Queen's Terrace Cafe

AUTUMN TRIO OF TREATS

Queen’s Terrace Café is a family friendly café that offers exceptional coffee, scrumptious meals and delectable sweets, with striking views to the War Memorial. It is a great place to unwind during your visit to Parliament House. Visit the Queen’s Terrace Café during autumn and receive a trio of treats and a hot beverage for just $7.50. The trio features:

• Raspberry choux
• Lemon white chocolate truffle (cn, gf)
• Tim tam (gf)

High tea at Queen's Terrace Cafe

HIGH TEA

Spoil yourself with a delectable high tea at the Queen’s Terrace Café with savoury and sweet selections handpicked by the Parliament House Executive Chef. Take in this truly memorable experience with delightful autumn views of the Parliamentary Triangle and beyond.

Dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, during autumn months
Time: 12.00pm – 4.00pm 
Bookings required: email aphevents@aph.gov.au or call 02 6277 5239. Special dietary requirements can be catered for with 48 hours’ notice.  
Cost: $50 three-tier stand + hot beverage for up to 3 people, $25 refill plates

Menu

• Chocolate caramel indulgence, APH honey glazed fruit tart (gf), Petit carrot, cream cheese, coconut (cn), Berry friands (gf), Caramel popcorn (df, gf)
• Pumpkin scone, mixed berry jam, cream
• Smoked Jindy trout éclair (gf), Blue swimmer crab & avocado cocktail, Cucumber cream cheese flatbread stack (v), Berkshire pork terrine, cornichon, red onion (df, gf)

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