Our modest Parliament turns 25 today

By Ian Warden
Updated April 19 2018 - 12:10am, first published May 9 2013 - 3:00am

Twenty-five years ago today Her Majesty the Queen officially opened Its Majesty, the new and permanent Parliament House of the Commonwealth of Australia. The new building took up 200,000 square metres and was much-reported (sometimes in pride, sometimes in horror) to be, at more than $1 billion, the most expensive building our species had ever made.

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