I've been going to Australian Parliament House in Canberra since 1993. I love that building. I know so many people who work there and I worked there from 2002 to 2011.
I went tonight to catch up with one of my Besties and love that when I asked to go into the visitor's gallery in the Senate chamber the security guard recognised me. One of the other guards was astonished when I told her I had worked for four politicians.
Then another Senator said hello by saying "Welcome Home".
This on a day when the AFR ran one of AT's photos of Prime Minister Paul Keating.
I'm not sure people who are not associated with parliament understand the sense of belonging.
I've always thought the only reason to live in Canberra is to work either in Parliament House or some associated entity. Luckily my current job allows that.