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Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Page: 416

Mr WYATT (Hasluck) (00:00): I will make my comments very brief. I want to acknowledge the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. If we look at world leaders today, she stands alone in her consistency both in her majesty and in the way she links with people of the realms for which she has a significant titular role.

Australians have always warmed to the Queen when she has been in Australia, no matter which year it has been from 1952 onwards. Her impact on ordinary people has been significant. I think that is a measure of her quietness and the way in which she looks at the nations for which he has a responsibility, and certainly of her compassion and understanding of people. I think the other thing that is extremely beneficial about this jubilee year is the government's commitment to a series of events and activities that will highlight the jubilee but will also involve Australians. I want to acknowledge Her Majesty and say long live her royal highness, and I certainly look forward to the celebrations of the jubilee year.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER ( Ms AE Burke ): I thank the member for his brevity. I did not mean for him to be so short but I do appreciate it.

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