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This article from the online edition of ABC News reports on a change in Australian parliamentary procedure. A longer and more formal procession from the lobby of Parliament House to the Chamber of the House of Representatives has been introduced by…

In 1952, the Australian government purchased an inspeximus copy of Magna Carta from the reign of Edward I. This document confirmed and re-enacted the main provisions of the Great Charter signed by King John in 1215, and was enacted by parliament in…

In 1935, a disagreement arose in the WA State Parliament over the implications of proposed amendments to the Bulk Handling Bill. In particular, concern was raised by Mr Latham, the Leader of the Opposition, that an amendment to Clause 20 would invest…

During her first royal visit in 1954, Queen Elizabeth II opened the sitting of Australia’s federal parliament at Parliament House on 15 February 1954. As this photograph from the Western Mail shows, she wore her coronation gown and the sash of the…