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Wednesday, 24 February 2010
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To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

The Petition of the undersigned shows that:

The Government’s funding cuts to the Australian War Memorial have forced its directors to seek corporate sponsorship for a most solemn ceremony, the sounding of the Last Post. The Australian War Memorial commemorates all Australians who have fought for their country and those who gave their lives for us. Cutting funding to this national memorial dishonours Australia’s veteran community.

Your Petitioners request that you call on the Government to ensure the Australian War Memorial receives sufficient funding to enable the daily sounding of the Last Post, giving visitors the opportunity to pause to remember our fallen in one of our most solemn and important traditions.

by Senator Parry (from 439 citizens)

Petitions received.