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Way up in the sky, little darling. Queen's Terrace in Parliament House was a packed house last night for the second annual Parliamentary Friends of Australian Music event. The venue change to the public area of Parliament, from one of the courtyards used last year was because Department of Parliamentary Services wouldn't accommodate it, according to the evening's MC, Herald Sun journo Rob Harris. "Thanks for nothing, DPS".