Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

Parliament House Canberra

Understanding the Australian political regime can be frustrating to say the least Parliament house is a splendid venue and past members can be found hanging on the walls ( sadly it is of a photographic nature) The house is made up ot REPRESENTATIVES  of which Julia Gillard leads as Prime Minister (who incidentally was born in WALES UK) the present opposition leader i Tony Abbot (born in ENGLAND) The SENATE makes up the other part of Parliament (too difficult for this Pomm to explain so please use Wikipedia for more info) The Senate carpets,furniture etc are mostly coloured RED to depict the harshness of the outback and The  House of Representatives décor is GREEN to show how diverse this country van be.The building has lots of chairs thru out and every one on the leather backed chairs has the Australian insignia stamped into the  leather backs .Parking in an around the Parliament is FREE as is entry into the building and the underground area is big enough to fit our bus !! We were allowed into the Public Gallery to view the politicians area where national decisions are made A great day out and lots to see . The surrounding grounds are immaculate and bobbies on push bikes patrol the area

Lake Burley Griffin is an artificial lake in the centre of Canberra, the capital of Australia. It was completed in 1963 after the Molonglo River—which ran between the city centre and Parliamentary Triangle—was dammed. It is named after Walter Burley Griffin, the American architect who won the competition to design the city of Canberra.


December 24, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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Geoffs Life After Work !

Life is just beginning

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