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Trying to keep the high ground...

It was Bi-Centennial Year and in Canberra the New Parliament House was opened on 9th May, 1988 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11. The building and architectural design absorbed the landscape to fit in with its surroundings.

As the Bi-Centennial approached much talk of Land Rights and a Treaty had occurred, especially from 1987 onwards, between the Hawke Government and Australia's First Peoples but little had been achieved in the practical sense.