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BUSY launches new PACER website

BUSY launches new PACER website

BUSY At Work is pleased to launch the redesign of the new look Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) website. PACER is an initiative of the Australian Government which provides financial assistance for students in Years 4-12 across Australia to travel to the nation’s capital, Canberra. To qualify, schools must be located at least 150 kilometers from Canberra. Under PACER, students have the opportunity to learn about civics and citizenship through visits to Parliament House, the Museum of Australian Democracy… Read More ➝


Long Tan 50th anniversary commemorations at the Australian War Memorial

Long Tan 50th anniversary commemorations at the Australian War Memorial

This coming August, the Australian War Memorial will mark the 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan. Vietnam Veterans’ Day, held on August 18 each year, will include a number of moving tributes honouring the 60,000 Australian men and women who served our nation throughout the Vietnam War.


Romaldo Giurgola AO

Romaldo Giurgola AO

Born in Rome in 1920, Romaldo (Aldo) Giurgola AO was an Italian academic architect, professor and author. After serving in the Italian armed forces during World War II, he studied at the Sapienza University of Rome. Mr Giurgola then completed the equivalent of a B.Arch. with honours in 1949 and then a master’s degree in architecture from Columbia University, United States.


Australian War Memorial Volunteer Guides collect gong

Australian War Memorial Volunteer Guides collect gong

2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Australian War Memorial Voluntary Guides and the delivery of the first guided tour at the Memorial. In 2015 the volunteer guides delivered 8,826 tours to more than 60,000 people.


Memories of the Struggle: Australians Against Apartheid exhibition

Memories of the Struggle: Australians Against Apartheid exhibition

The Hon Robert Hawke AC today launched Memories of the Struggle: Australians Against Apartheid, a new exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) to coincide with Freedom Day.


Magna Carta 800th Anniversary: 15 June 2015

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary: 15 June 2015

When you visit Canberra, you may wish to check out the copy of the Magna Carta on display in Parliament House. The 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta was celebrated in June 2015.


Centenary of the First World War

Centenary of the First World War

Roll of Honour Soundscape On 4 August 2014, the Australian War Memorial will be launching the Roll of Honour Soundscape project, one of the many projects commemorating the Centenary of the First World War. The Roll of Honour Soundscape will enhance the iconic Roll of Honour in the Memorial’s Commemorative Area, while retaining a respectful and solemn experience for visitors. While you walk along the western cloisters in the commemorative area where the 62,000 Australians who died during the First… Read More ➝