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Notice given 28 August 2001

1019  Senator Herron: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that the Australian flag was first flown on 3 September 1901;

(b) recognises the unique history of our flag, in that it was the first in the world to be chosen through an open public competition;

(c) further notes that the Australian National Flag is the only one to fly over an entire continent;

(d) commends the Commonwealth Government for its program of suppling Australian flags to community groups and associations, and urges it to make further efforts to ensure that all Australians are educated about the story of our national flag over the past 100 years; and

(e) encourages the Government and people of Australia to make particular efforts to fly the flag on 3 September 2001 in honour of its centenary.