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HISTORICAL EVENTS—AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAPITAL—INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION—CENTENARY

Senator Humphries, also on behalf of Senator Lundy, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 272—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) 24 May 2011 marks the centenary of the launch of an international competition to design an Australian national capital,

  (ii) the winning design by the American architect, Walter Burley Griffin, was announced in May 1912, and


  (iii) the winning design for Canberra was a collaboration between Griffin and his wife Marion Mahony Griffin; and

 (b) calls on the National Capital Authority and the Intergovernmental Working Group for the Centenary of Canberra to work with the Parliament to arrange an appropriate celebration of the centenary of the choice of the Griffin design for our nation's capital.

Question put and passed.