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The Legisliatve Council Chamber.

The Legislative Council Chamber from which the Governor-General will deliver the Speech from the Throne on 9 December.

20 November 2008
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House of Representatives to meet on 8 December

The first meeting of the House of Representatives of the 49th Parliament will be at 2 pm on Monday, 8 December.

The main events on 8 December will be the members being sworn in and the election of the Speaker.

The State opening of Parliament will be on Tuesday, 9 December at 11 am. The Governor-General will come to Parliament House to formally open the 49th Parliament, delivering the speech from the Throne, which sets out the Government’s legislative plans.

Both events will be broadcast live on Parliament TV.