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Parliament House in Perth is evacuated

  • West Australian Premier Mark McGowan was among 400 people ordered out
  • Two groups of primary school children were also evacuated during the incident 

Parliament House in Perth has been evacuated.

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan was among about 400 people who were told to leave the building as both houses of parliament were debating legislation.

The manager of parliamentary services Rob Hunter said two groups of primary school children also had to leave the building as part of a fire drill shortly after 11.30am, Perth time.

‘We try and do as many as we can in a year,’ he told Daily Mail Australia on Thursday.

‘And we try and do one on a sitting day which is obviously today when there’s lots of people around just to make sure we can clear the building quickly.’

Mr Hunter said the practice fire drill occurred without any drama.

‘It exceeded my expectation to be quite honest,’ he said. 



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