Presented in four half-hour episodes, the A House for the
Nation documentary assesses the House’s past and asks what the
House should become in the future.
Using archival images and audio,
expert commentary and the perspectives of past and present
Members of the House, each episode explores
one issue that has shaped the House of Representatives.
by the Department of the House of Representatives, in association
with the Department of the Parliamentary Reporting
Staff, the A House for the Nation documentary is narrated
by AFI award-winner Rachael Blake (Lantana) and features
by Ruth Lee Martin (ANU School of Music).
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