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Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Page: 1614


Senator HUMPHRIES (Australian Capital Territory) (15:52): I ask that the motion standing in my name be taken as a formal motion. I ask also that Senator Lundy's name be added as a co-mover of that motion.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Senator Lundy's name will be added.

Senator HUMPHRIES: I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) 12 March 2013 is the centenary of the naming of the city of Canberra by the wife of the Governor General, Lady Denman, in 1913, and

(ii) in the intervening century, Canberra has been developed as one of the great planned garden cities of the world;

(b) recognises Canberra, through its national institutions, as a showcase of the hopes and aspirations, milestones and achievements of the Australian nation; and

(c) congratulates Canberra and its citizens on their centenary.

Question agreed to.