September 28

19 Gun Salute Ends State Opening 43rd Parliament




This was the programme for the State Opening of the 43rd Parliament, 2010, opening with the Royal Salute and closing with a  19 Gun Salute. 


[Continued below]


Forecourt — Her Excellency the Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC and Mr Bryce arrive. The Governor-General receives the Royal Salute and inspects the Guard and Band.


House bells ring


Members assemble and proceed to Members' Hall.
The Speaker and members of the House of Representatives are presented to the Governor-General.


Senate bells ring.


Senate Chamber — The Governor-General directs Black Rod to request members to attend the Senate Chamber
The Governor-General addresses both Houses.


At the conclusion of the Opening Speech a 19 Gun Salute is fired from Federation Mall.

After the Governor-General is escorted from the chamber, members return to their chamber.

Forecourt — The Governor-General departs Parliament House.



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