The Parliament has opened, the red carpet has been rolled away and the Usher of the Black Rod has retired to her quarters for a well-earned rest. Owing to popular demand, this week we bring you a special Wednesday edition of the House in Review providing a glimpse of the Opening of the 57th Parliament – in pictures. Click on the arrows below to see some of the highlights from the day.
And stay tuned for our usual Thursday edition tomorrow where we take you behind the scenes of the preparations for a new parliament.
Commissioners appointed by the Governor to open Parliament
The Usher of the Black Rod knocking on the doors of the Legislative Assembly to summon members to the Legislative Council chamber for the joint sitting
The Usher of the Black Rod escorting Assembly members to the Legislative Council
Members from both houses attend the joint sitting to open the Parliament
The Clerk of the Parliaments collecting votes for the ballot for the role of President, Deputy President and Assistant President in the Legislative Council
The Honourable John Ajaka re-elected as President of the Legislative Council
The Clerk and Deputy Clerk counting votes for the role of Deputy President
Vice-Regal Salute to Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC, Governor of NSW
Royal Australian Navy Band welcomes the Governor
The Governor inspects the Honour Guard
President John Ajaka and the Governor
Members of both houses and honoured guests gather in the Legislative Council for the Governor’s speech
The Governors delivers her speech to open the new Parliament