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HISTORICAL EVENTS—NATIONAL SERVICE IN AUSTRALIA—ANNIVERSARY

Senator Macdonald, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 402—That the Senate—

 (a) notes the 60th anniversary of the establishment of national service in Australia in 1951;

 (b) congratulates the organisers of the 60th anniversary celebrations held in Townsville from 8 September to 11 September 2011;

 (c) acknowledges the contribution of Australia's national servicemen who served the nation from 1951 to 1972; and

 (d) recognises the exemplary service of the `Nashos', alongside their regular army, navy and air force colleagues, during the Vietnam War and other conflicts.

Question put and passed.