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Mackay Regional Sitting of Parliament

The Traditional Welcome for the Mackay Regional Parliament

Welcome Ceremony

An opening ceremony was hosted by Speaker John Mickel in the forecourt outside the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) to officially welcome Members and guests to the Mackay regional sitting of Parliament. A traditional welcome was provided as part of the ceremony by local Indigenous leader Mrs Blanche Sutherland. Performances by the Little Murries Indigenous dance group and the Torres Strait Islander Dancers followed.