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Women's Agenda: Female independents sworn in and other moments from parliament’s first day

The first sitting day of the 47th parliament got underway on Tuesday, with many new faces sitting in the House of Representatives and the Senate for the first time.

The day began with a Welcome to Country ceremony, where Aunty Matilda House and Paul House welcomed politicians to Ngunnawal and Ngambri country. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese began his address by restating the government’s agenda to implement the Uluru Statement from the Heart in full.

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