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15    Historical Events—Australian Participation in the Battle of Pozières—Centenary

Senator McEwen, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1096—That the Senate—

    (a)   acknowledges that:

                  (i)   23 July 2016 marks the centenary of Australia’s participation in the Battle of Pozières,

                 (ii)   24 000 Australian soldiers lost their lives in the battle, and

                (iii)   no other battle in World War I equalled the horror of the Battle of Pozières as measured by lives lost and soldiers wounded; and

    (b)   thanks the Australian Pozières Remembrance Association Inc., together with the village of Pozières, for creating a Memorial Garden in Pozières to pay tribute to Australia’s World War I defence personnel.

Question put and passed.