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Beyond the Fence: Secrets of Australia’s Parliament House

To mark 30 years since Australia’s Parliament House was opened, one of its original architects, Ric Thorp AM sits down with one of Australia’s most beloved journalists, Annabel Crabb for the first public interview since he led the delivery of the project on behalf of his firm, MGT. Hear never-before-shared stories from inside the original design competition (including a famous New York butter dish), interventions from then Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, and the challenges of designing a building so large it exceeded Australia’s building rules at the time.

Presented by Annabel Crabb in conversation with Ric Thorp AM


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