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Australia’s politicians arrive for the annual Midwinter Charity Ball at Parliament House

Dressed to impress! Jacqui Lambie steals the show in a gold metallic dress as Australia’s leaders gather for the Midwinter Ball – and some guests put on a VERY eye-catching display

  • Australia’s leaders attended annual press gallery Midwinter Charity Ball in Canberra on Wednesday
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison and wife Jenny beamed as they arrived at Parliament House for festivities  
  • Politicians, journalists and executives were invited to mingle to the live tunes of Daryl Braithwaite 

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Australia’s politicians have let their hair down for the annual press gallery Midwinter Charity Ball at Parliament House. 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and wife Jenny smiled for the cameras as they arrived for the nation’s capital biggest social event of the year on Wednesday. 

The beaming couple donned red and pink leis as they entered the function, alongside a host of the nation’s leaders.  

Senator Jacqui Lambie stole the show as she stunned in a gold and white dress with sequences and a sheer tail

Ms Morrison dressed up in a silky green jumpsuit while the Prime Minister decorated his suit with an Australian flag pin

Ms Morrison dressed up in a silky green jumpsuit while the Prime Minister decorated his suit with an Australian flag pin

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese dressed up for the occasion with a bow tie, as he posed for pictures with Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese dressed up for the occasion with a bow tie, as he posed for pictures with Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong

Claudia Perkins and Greens MP Adam Bandt were all smiles as they stopped for the camera on Wednesday

Claudia Perkins and Greens MP Adam Bandt were all smiles as they stopped for the camera on Wednesday

Senator Jacqui Lambie stole the show in a gold and white dress with sequences and a sheer tail.

The outspoken Tasmanian presented the eye-catching outfit as she posed from the top of the stairs ahead of the event. 

Greens MP Adam Bandt arrived arm-in-arm with glamorous wife Claudia Perkins. 

Ms Perkins rocked a blue gown with lace trimming around her plunging neckline. 

Politicians, journalists and executives were invited to the home of governance for the annual charity ball, where they will mingle to the live tunes of Daryl Braithwaite.  

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese dressed in a bow tie for the occasion, as he posed for pictures with Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong. 

Ms Wong looked smart in a pant and top combo, choosing bright red for the latter. 

The event also welcomed a number of noteworthy bosses including Qantas CEO Allan Joyce and Telstra CEO Andy Penn.

The event also welcomed a number of prolific Australians including Qantas CEO Allan Joyce (left with David Anderson)

The event also welcomed a number of prolific Australians including Qantas CEO Allan Joyce (left with David Anderson)

Telstra CEO Andy Penn (right) and Kallie Blauhorn (left) attend the annual ball in Canberra on Wednesday

Telstra CEO Andy Penn (right) and Kallie Blauhorn (left) attend the annual ball in Canberra on Wednesday

Labor's Kristina Keneally accessorised her dress with red nails and a red handbag for the big night out

Labor’s Kristina Keneally accessorised her dress with red nails and a red handbag for the big night out 

The charity ball saw an unknown Australian forked out $5000 to play tennis with federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

The lone bidder had no competition for a hit with the deputy Liberal leader and tennis head, as part of the annual federal press gallery Midwinter Ball charity auction. 

The most popular online charity auction was a beer with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, with three bidders seeking the chance to visit either The Lodge in Canberra or Sydney’s Kirribilli House.

The winning punter paid $10,200 to share a brew with Mr Morrison along with three of their friends.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and wife Jenny smiled for the cameras as they at the annual press gallery Midwinter Ball at Parliament House on Wednesday

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and wife Jenny smiled for the cameras as they at the annual press gallery Midwinter Ball at Parliament House on Wednesday

Former Liberal staffer Peta Credlin shines in a simple and stylish black dress

Former Liberal staffer Peta Credlin shines in a simple and stylish black dress

A sunrise ride in a Royal Australian Air Force hot air balloon with Defence Minister Linda Reynolds was won by a lone bidder for $3500.

Another lone bidder, paying $5000, will enjoy a three-course meal and wine with Labor leadership duo Anthony Albanese and Richard Marles.

All money raised will go to LifeCircle, CareFlight, St VIncent de Paul, Beard Season, Guide Dogs Australia, Bully Zero and Good360.

Zali Steggall (with David Cameron) opted for a blue gown for Wednesday evening's festivities at Parliament House

Zali Steggall (with David Cameron) opted for a blue gown for Wednesday evening’s festivities at Parliament House 

Attorney-General Christian Porter (left) and wife Jennifer (right) pose for the cameras

Attorney-General Christian Porter (left) and wife Jennifer (right) pose for the cameras 

Bob Katter gives the 'thumbs up' to the cameras as he attends the ball on Wednesday

Bob Katter gives the ‘thumbs up’ to the cameras as he attends the ball on Wednesday

Mr Albanese sheds a smile as he mingles with some of Australia's most elite

Mr Albanese sheds a smile as he mingles with some of Australia’s most elite 

Liberal Senator Michaelia Cash matches her dark ensemble with a blue lei

Liberal Senator Michaelia Cash matches her dark ensemble with a blue lei  

 

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