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Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Page: 2960

Senator BOB BROWN (Tasmania) (15:42): I move:

That the Senate—

   (a)   notes:

      (i)   the national significance of celebrating the centenary of the foundation of Australia's capital city,

      (ii)   the opportunity for tourists and local residents to experience historic, cultural, sports and entertainment events and exhibitions throughout the 2013 calendar year, and

      (iii)   the funding commitments made by both the Federal and Australian Capital Territory Governments for programs planned for the centenary celebrations in 2013; and

   (b)   calls on the Federal Government to ensure adequate funding to the Australian Capital Territory Government and the National Capital Authority to support the programs planned for the centenary celebrations.

Question agreed to.