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Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory


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Page 2 Schools Newsletter Free transport to Sittings! Facts about Parliament House In term 1 there are a number of opportunities to visit Parliament House and watch parliament live: Week 3: 14 - 16 February Week 4: 21 - 23 February Week 9: 27 - 29 March If you bring your class in for a FREE tour during the sittings and include a FREE session with the Northern Territory Electoral Commission there will be funds available to your school for transport costs. The one hour tour includes viewing parliament in action and you may even get to meet your local member. The 45 minute NTEC session provides information about elections and voting and includes an interactive activity to learn how preferential voting works. If you would like any further information, or would like to make a booking, please contact Karen Parker on 8946 1414 or by email at karen.parker@nt.gov.au Commonwealth Week Every year, to celebrate Commonwealth Day in March, schools from across the Northern Territory are invited to visit Parliament House to see a special Commonwealth Display. Flags of Commonwealth member countries are hung in the Main Hall and information about the Commonwealth of Nations, the CPA (Commonwealth Parliamentary Association) and every country in the Commonwealth are on display. Parliamentary Education Services run a week long program where schools can do a tour of Parliament House and then a special Commonwealth activity. Students are presented with a passport that is to be stamped as they travel around the displays answering quiz questions about the Commonwealth countries. Commonwealth Week this year will be during Week 7 from 1216 March. More information will be emailed to schools soon, otherwise you can contact Karen Parker on 8946 1414 or at karen.parker@nt.gov.au Northern Territorys ParliamentHousewas officially opened on 18 August 1994 by the Hon. Bill Hayden AC, Governor GeneralofAustralia. ParliamentHouse ispartof theState SquarePrecinctwhich includes theSupremeCourt,LibertySquareand surrounding gardensandcarparks.StateSquaretook4yearstobuildand costapproximately$170million. ParliamentHousewas specificallydesigned toaccommodate Darwins tropical climate. The faade and roof effectively screen80%ofdirectsunlight,aswellasservingasprotection fromcyclones. Parliament House is intended to serve its purpose for 100 years andwas designed to cater for increased usage. For example, the Chamber can accommodate up to forty members (currently25) should apopulation rise lead to theneed forabiggerLegislative Assembly. NTsParliamentHouseisopentothepublic7daysaweek. Did you Know?

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