Speaker Tony Smith acknowledged the changes will impact the original design intent of Parliament House, but said the world had changed since the original brief for the building was created in the late 1970s. Labor, the crossbench and some Nationals MPs, ...
As the activists were removed from the chamber one-by-one, they continued their chants as they were forcibly taken through the halls of Parliament Houseby security.
The Senate has passed proposed "security enhancements" to Parliament House which were introduced into both houses this morning, just as protestors descended on the building for another day.
Senior government minster and Leader of the House Christopher Pyne said the chaotic incident wast the "most serious intrusion into the Parliament" since the 1996 riots organised by the Australian Council of Trade Unions.
Protestors remained in the chamber 30 minutes after Question Time was called off, with their hands superglued to the railings.
Members of the group earlier in November chained themselves to the roof of Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's electorate office in Brisbane.
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has endorsed a proposed security upgrade to Federal Parliament.
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Mr Balls, who got the boot after losing in the dance-off to Judge Rinder, said: "My time on Strictly has been incredible".
Mr Dutton turned his sights on the "completely outrageous" comments made by magistrate Trevor Morgan who dealt with the matter, suggesting they encouraged the activist to ratchet up her actions.
Protester Sam Castro said it is a "peaceful" demonstration.
"I think it's a good question frankly to ask the magistrate in Queensland or the chief magistrate how they feel now".
In dramatic scences, 22-year-old Sydney student Bridget Harilaou repeatedly screamed "you're hurting me" as security officers tried to drag the group into the lift.
The protesters, from the Whistleblowers Activists and Citizens Alliance, said offshore detention represented a "state of emergency"."Parliament shutdown by @akaWACA #closethecamps #bringthemhere", the grassroots alliance said on Twitter.
"It was a very rowdy protest", he told Melbourne Radio3AW.
Another group is standing in a water feature, which has red dye added to it.