Elliott Urges Learning About Parliament

Member for Baulkham Hills, David Elliott, urged Hills families to take the opportunity to learn about the New South Wales Parliament.

 “Our Parliament plays a vital role in our society, and I believe we should all be informed about this wonderful institution,” Mr Elliott said.

 “Parliament will open its doors to the public with many wonderful activities for the young and young at heart.”

 Parliament will open for the following events:

 

  • A Little Night Sitting: Tour the Parliament building and learn more about its history, meet some Members, view the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council Chambers in session and explore how the Parliamentary system works.

 

  • Jabot to knickerbockers: sartorial flair at Australia’s first Parliament: Unpick the meaning behind the traditional regalia of the Parliament of New South Wales originating in the Westminster system. Meet the Serjeant‐at‐Arms and the Usher of  the Black Rod (in costume) and learn about the traditions that date back to Medieval Times.

 

  • Family Fun Day: Everyone is welcome to come along for a look at Australia’s first and oldest Parliament and enjoy fun activities for the whole family. Activities will include a mystery object guessing competition, children’s trail and craft, roving historical characters, photo and dress‐up opportunities, music and displays, tours of the Legislative Chambers and rarely‐seen gardens.

 All events are free, although bookings are essential for Night Sitting and Jabot to knickerbockers.