To celebrate our 50th year, Senior Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet members joined Senators and Members of the House of Representatives at a celebration of the University of Newcastle’s (UON) 50th anniversary in Parliament House.

Take a look through some images of the day then read more in our newsroom.

The University of Newcastle celebrates 50th in the mural hall at Parliament House, Canberra, November 26th, 2015. Photographer: Mark Graham

UON Chancellor Paul Jeans is greeted by Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training

The University of Newcastle celebrates 50th in the mural hall at Parliament House, Canberra, November 26th, 2015. Photographer: Mark Graham

Senator the Hon. Kim Carr, Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Industry

The University of Newcastle celebrates 50th in the mural hall at Parliament House, Canberra, November 26th, 2015. Photographer: Mark Graham

Federal Member for Newcastle, Sharon Claydon MP

The University of Newcastle celebrates 50th in the mural hall at Parliament House, Canberra, November 26th, 2015. Photographer: Mark Graham

Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training and Professor Caroline McMillen, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle celebrates 50th in the mural hall at Parliament House, Canberra, November 26th, 2015. Photographer: Mark Graham

Senator Bridget McKenzie, Senator for Victoria, and Dr David Gillespie, Federal Member for Lyne with UON Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen and Chancellor Paul Jeans.

The University of Newcastle celebrates 50th in the mural hall at Parliament House, Canberra, November 26th, 2015. Photographer: Mark Graham

UON alumnus Senator the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos, Cabinet Secretary

The University of Newcastle celebrates 50th in the mural hall at Parliament House, Canberra, November 26th, 2015. Photographer: Mark Graham

Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training

The University of Newcastle celebrates 50th in the mural hall at Parliament House, Canberra, November 26th, 2015. Photographer: Mark Graham

Karen McNamara MP, Member for Dobell with UON Chancellor Paul Jeans.

The University of Newcastle celebrates 50th in the mural hall at Parliament House, Canberra, November 26th, 2015. Photographer: Mark Graham

UON Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline McMillen, Senator Deborah O’Neill, Senator for NSW, Sharon Claydon, MP, Member for Newcastle and Paul Jeans, UON Chancellor.

The University of Newcastle celebrates 50th in the mural hall at Parliament House, Canberra, November 26th, 2015. Photographer: Mark Graham

UON Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Caroline McMillen.