From the makers of Kitchen Cabinet comes a ground-breaking new documentary series filmed exclusively inside the heart of Australian democracy. The House with Annabel Crabb was shot over a ten-month period with unprecedented access granted by Parliament House authorities to the extensive parts of the building where cameras – and members of the public – are ordinarily not permitted.\ \ The House with Annabel Crabb reveals the late-night drama behind some well-known pieces of legislation and accompanies crucial decision-makers behind the scenes for the often messy process of making Australian laws.\ \ The series features stunning new aerial and internal drone footage of Parliament House, filmed with exclusive permission from the building's administrators. Director Stamatia Maroupas captures the architecture of the building – and the movements of its occupants – at all hours of the day and night.\ \ ABC cameras visit the Prime Minister's office and discover the secrets of the Cabinet Room; capture the behind-the-scenes tension of a diplomatic visit; invade the Members-only dining room, and witness first-hand the turbulence as protesters penetrate the House of Representatives.\ \ In keeping with the style of Kitchen Cabinet, there is a rich vein of comedy as Crabb explores some of the more ornate parliamentary traditions, and unearths some odd personal habits among the politicians best-known to Australian voters. Why do they sometimes speak in the chamber while holding a piece of paper over their heads? Which politician has a foldaway wardrobe and kitchen in her office? Which minister has a life-size talking Darth Vader figure? Which one keeps a 300-piece set of crockery behind his desk, and why would a person even do that?\ \ But the series also takes viewers to some strange and wonderful places inside the building: the vast underground network of tunnels and workshops that whirr away secretly below the feet of the legislators, for instance. Parliament House has a subterranean world which is largely unfamiliar to most of those who inhabit its upstairs suites. Meet Sandy McInerney, queen of the underworld, who controls the loading dock – the single entrance through which all the food, goods and supplies enter Parliament House, and out of which every item of waste leaves. McInerney - an ex-Army driver and logistician - also has an extraordinary personal journey of discovery, triggered by a Parliamentary speech.\ \ Meet the Parliamentary staff who have been there longer than any of its politicians; chamber attendant Luch Jonceski, who has worked in the building for 29 years, and before that, worked as a labourer on the building site. Or Maria Ljubic, the building's head cleaner, who gave the red carpet a last-minute vacuuming at the building's opening in 1988 and was briefly mistaken for the Queen.
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The House with Annabel Crabb - Nigel Scullion - Netflix
Nigel Gregory Scullion (born 4 May 1956 in London, England) is an Australian politician. He has been a Country Liberal Party member of the Australian Senate for the Northern Territory since November 2001. He sits with the National Party in the Senate, and has been the Leader of the Nationals in the Senate since 2013; having previously served in that role between 2007 and 2008; and as Deputy Leader of the National Party between 2007 and 2013. Scullion has served as the Minister for Indigenous Affairs since 18 September 2013, first in the Abbott Government and then the Turnbull Government.
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Scullion received media attention early in his career when questions arose over how his business relationships with government bodies might have affected his eligibility to sit in the Parliament. Investigations continued for some time, but in the end did not affect his membership of Parliament. On 30 January 2007, he was appointed Minister for Community Services in the Australian Government. He held office for only 10 months before the Howard Government was defeated in an election. In February 2007, Scullion was elected to the position of deputy Senate leader of the federal National Party and was subsequently promoted to the positions of deputy parliamentary leader of the National Party and leader of the party in the Senate on 3 December 2007, following the coalition's defeat. On 6 December 2007 he was named as Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in the shadow ministry chosen by new Opposition Leader Brendan Nelson. In 2008, he was defeated by Barnaby Joyce for the Senate leadership, but retained the deputy leadership of the National Party. Scullion was re-elected at the 2010 election and appointed Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs by Opposition leader, Tony Abbott. In February 2012, Scullion appeared in the second episode of Kitchen Cabinet with Annabel Crabb, when they went into the mud flats for crustaceans, which she has recalled as the most memorable show. Following Joyce's move to the House of Representatives in 2013, Scullion reclaimed his position of Senate leader but lost the deputy parliamentary leadership to Joyce. On February 11, 2016, Joyce was elected leader of the Nationals with Fiona Nash as his deputy. As Nash is a Senator like Scullion, it looks like Scullion would have to relinquish the Senate leadership to deputy parliamentary leader Senator Nash. In fact Senator Nash had been Senator Scullion's Senate deputy prior to her election as deputy leader of the parliamentary party. After the High Court ruled that Joyce and Nash were ineligible during the 2017 Australian parliamentary eligibility crisis, Scullion was appointed interim parliamentary leader of the National Party.
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