The new Parliament House was constructed beginning from 1981 with an original budget of A$220 million and was supposed to be opened on Australia Day 1988. It ended up opening a few months later in May and ended up costing over A$1 billion. Despite that, it is an impressive structure that somehow seems smaller than it actually is as it blends well into the original contour of Capital Hill. We did not go inside but took some photos from the entrance.
The Australian War Memorial is Australia’s national memorial to the members of its armed forces and supporting organisations who have died or participated in wars involving the Commonwealth of Australia, and some conflicts involving personnel from the Australian colonies prior to Federation.