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15    Historical Events—Vietnam War

Senator Lindgren, also on behalf of Senators Reynolds and Smith, amended general business notice of motion no. 1170 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes that:

                  (i)   on 30 April 1975, the fall of Saigon marked the end of the Vietnam War, and

                 (ii)   many South Vietnamese and Australian service personnel who served in the Vietnam War commemorate this day and remember the service and sacrifice of the men and women who were killed and injured;

    (b)   reiterates its sincere appreciation for the service of all veterans of the Vietnam War; and

     (c)   acknowledges that the Australian Vietnamese communities are still affected by the effects of the Vietnam War.

Question put and passed.