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Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Page: 9245


Senator CANAVAN (QueenslandMinister for Resources and Northern Australia) (16:17): I, and also on behalf of Senators Macdonald, McKenzie, Seselja, Williams, McGrath, Paterson, Duniam, Reynolds, Fifield, Abetz, Bushby and Brockman, move:

(1) That the Senate:

(a) notes that Australia Day is on 26 January and should remain so; and

(b) recognises that Triple J's Hottest 100 has become an iconic event since it was first proposed during Australia's bicentennial year in 1988.

(2) The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Charter states a function of the Corporation is to broadcast programs that contribute to a sense of national identity.

(3) The ABC should restore the Hottest 100 to Australia Day, 26 January.