What happens on first day of parliament

Paul Osborne
(Australian Associated Press)

 

MAIN EVENTS FOR OPENING OF 46TH PARLIAMENT

* Church service

* Welcome to country

* Clerks in both houses call the parliament together

* Procession to Senate chamber for parliament opening by Chief Justice Susan Kiefel

* Members and senators sworn in

* Election of House Speaker and Senate President

* Governor-General’s speech (in Senate chamber)

* House to debate tax cuts; Senate to run through procedural business

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