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Opening of Queensland's 55th Parliament

Queensland's 55th Parliament was officially opened on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 by His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC Governor of Queensland. The formal opening ceremony was held in the Legislative Council Chamber (Queensland's former upper house of Parliament) and saw His Excellency the Governor read the opening speech to the Parliament which outlined the priorities of the new government.

Governor, Opening of Parliament

 Click this link to watch the Governor's speech.

Opening of Parliament 2015

The ceremony in the Legislative Council Chamber followed events on 24 March, when all 89 Members of Parliament assembled in the Legislative Assembly Chamber to be formally sworn in. Hon. Peter Wellington, MP was then elected as Speaker of the Queensland Parliament.

Click this link to watch the election of Speaker debate.

A factsheet outlining further details about the opening of a new parliament is here.