Australia Qld parliament opens with 19-gun salute

13:02  14 february  2018
13:02  14 february  2018 Source:   MSN

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All 93 MPs were also sworn in on Tuesday, with the official opening ceremony of parliament to be held on Wednesday. Involving much more pomp and ceremony, proceedings will include a parade featuring soldiers and police, as well as a 19 - gun salute from the Kangaroo Point cliffs.

Queensland 's new parliament has had a fiery start to proceedings ahead of its official opening , with moves by the opposition to block Involving much more pomp and ceremony, proceedings will include a parade featuring soldiers and police, as well as a 19 - gun salute from the Kangaroo Point cliffs.

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Mr De Jersey's speech followed a 19-gun salute from the Kangaroo Point cliffs, after which the governor inspected the guard before heading into parliament house.

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