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Thursday, 18 August 2011
Page: 8524

Centenary of the Royal Australian Navy

Debate resumed on the motion:

That this House:

(1) recognises the:

(a) unique contribution made by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) to national defence since its inception 100 years ago; and

(b) naming of the Royal Australian Navy by King George V on 10 July 1911 as a significant step towards Australia's post-Federation independence from colonial rule; and

(2) notes the significant role played by the electorate of Bennelong in the development of the RAN, particularly the construction of Halverson's ships in Ryde.

Question agreed to.