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Apr 06, 2018 - Australian Financial Review

What Parliament House lacked in controversy when it was built 30 years ago it's making up for now. It has outgrown itself, but no guidelines exist on how to fix the problem while keeping true to its original design.

It is fitting for a place of such discord that there's no agreement as to who exactly devised the distinctive shape of Australia's Parliament House - two giant curves sliced into Capital Hill, with lawn sprinkled on top.

One of the architects, Ric Thorp, says the building...