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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. 

 

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2.00pm

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.

2.25pm

House bells ring

2.30pm

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

2.55pm

Senate bells ring.

3.00pm

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

3.20-3.40pm
(approx)

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.