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Old Parliament House gets a new makeover

In a renovation that could have won reality TV show House Rules, Old Parliament House has just done the big reveal, showing off its $2 million refurbishment of the House of Representatives chamber.

Man involved in Old Parliament House fire avoids prison

Man involved in Old Parliament House fire avoids prison

All fun and games in ‘Behind the Lines 2023’ at MoAD

Cost-of-living pressures, rising interest rates, the Voice referendum, and climate change are serious concerns for many – but they have their lighter, more humorous sides, as the latest Behind the Lines exhibition of political cartoons at the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) shows.

Renovations – not legislation – pass through both houses of parliament

Just as legislation must pass through both houses of parliament, so too do renovations – and the House of Representatives at Old Parliament House is undergoing its first major upgrade in 100...

Take 5 with Stephanie Bull, Director of MoAD

From the Australian War Memorial to the National Museum of Australia, Stephanie Bull has been curating Australian stories for nearly three decades. She recently stepped into the role of Director of Museum...

First women of Federal Parliament commemorated at MoAD

This International Women’s Day is one of firsts in Canberra. Today, Wednesday 8 March, the first statue of a historical woman in the national capital was unveiled, portraying the first women in Australian Federal Parliament.

Behind the Lines 2022 is ‘Off the Planet’

This year’s iteration of Canberra’s perennially favourite Behind the Lines exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) explores the year that was in its latest theme ‘Off the Planet’.

Man in court after Old Parliament House break-in

A 27-year-old man has faced court after allegedly breaking into Canberra's Old Parliament House.

The Ladies Rose Garden: a key spot in Canberra’s history

The Ladies Rose Garden is completely open to the public as a tranquil picnic spot. It's also a key stop on She Shapes History's walking tour.

Trailblazing women light the way

Deep in the belly of Old Parliament House, the original home of Australian democracy, lies a new exhibition, Changemakers, which celebrates the women who have shaped society as we know it today.

Man charged for Old Parliament House fire enters not guilty plea

A man arrested over a fire at Old Parliament House at the end of last year has entered a not guilty plea in the ACT Magistrates Court.

The ‘ideal city’: a history of Canberra’s architecture

Canberra’s architecture tells the intricate story of the ‘ideal city’, encompassing mid-century modernism to create our national capital.