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Latest news: Parliament House

Knitting Nannas needle politicians on climate change

Knitting nannas – an elderly environmental protest group – meet with Federal Climate Change Minister Chris Bowen.

Demonstration in Canberra against ‘reckless renewables’ as parliament begins

Activists protesting outside federal parliament want to protect prime agricultural land but the energy industry says it is working with farmers.

ACT Policing: Protests may affect commuters

Canberra commuters should be aware of planned protest activity this week that coincides with the first sitting of Federal Parliament for 2024.

Rally against renewables – grassroots call or scare campaign?

The National Rally Against Reckless Renewables will be held outside Parliament House on the first sitting day of the year.

Brittany Higgins seen naked in fetal position on senator’s couch

A security guard has described seeing Brittany Higgins naked on a minister's couch while a staffer says she got "bad vibes" from alleged rapist Bruce Lehrmann.

Diplomat on hunger strike outside Parliament House taken to hospital

Climate activist Gregory Andrews has been taken to hospital on the 16th day of his hunger strike after reporting chest pains and shortness of breath.

Children want the right to a healthy environment

Young Australians overwhelmingly want the right to a healthy environment enshrined in law, according to a new report.

Parliament House to power more electric vehicles

The first of more than 50 electric vehicle chargers have opened in Canberra's Parliament House as part of an effort to meet growing demand from visitors.

Maria Ljubic, a Canberra treasure keeping the House in order

Working at Parliament House since it opened in 1988, Maria Ljubic takes great pride in overseeing the cleaning of its 4,500 rooms and 22 kilometres of corridors.

Refugee women call for government to walk with them

A group of women have walked from Melbourne to Canberra to highlight the plight of refugees and call for greater compassion from the federal government.

Parliament House protesters seek permanent visas for refugees

A protest vigil has been held for 12,000 refugees in limbo, with activists calling on the federal government to grant them permanent status.

First responders walk across Australia seeking mental health support

The Heart2Heart Walk reached Parliament House after a 2,700 km journey to call for improved mental health services for first responders.