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Monday, 13 February 2012
Page: 960


The following notices were given:

Dr Leigh: to move:

That this House:

(1) recognises the important role played by the Australian Public Service in upholding and promoting our democracy and its key role in ensuring stable government;

(2) commends the Australian Public Service on continuing to be one of the most efficient and effective public services in the world; and

(3) condemns plans by the Opposition to make 12,000 public servants redundant.

Mr Ripoll: to move:

That this House notes that:

(1) Australia's economy is strong, resilient and outperforming any comparable nation, as such:

(a) Australia's unemployment rate of 5.2 per cent is historically low when compared to Europe and the United States;

(b) the IMF ranks Australia's 2011 per capita GDP as sixth ahead of 176 other nations; and

(c) Australia's Government net debt as a percentage of GDP that peaked at 8.9 per cent is extremely low when compared to nations such as Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France;

(2) living conditions for Australians are the best in the world, and that Australia was ranked:

(a) second in the 2011 United Nations Human Development Index; and

(b) first in the 2011 OECD Better Life Index; and

(3) the Australian economy is becoming a knowledge economy with the finance sector accounting for more of the total economy than mining or manufacturing.

Mr Crook: to move:

That this House:

(1) recognises the role played by Albany in the ANZAC story, as the gathering place of the ANZAC First Fleet and the final departure point for many Australian and New Zealand soldiers leaving Australia in November and December 1914;

(2) acknowledges the work undertaken by the Albany Centenary ANZAC Alliance in promoting Albany's rich ANZAC heritage;

(3) notes the recommendations from the National Commission on the Commemoration of the ANZAC Centenary calling for Albany to play a focal role in the 2014 ANZAC Centenary, including the recommendation:

(a) for a re-enactment of the convoy of vessels to gather in King George Sound; and

(b) to establish an ANZAC Interpretive Centre on the contours of Mount Adelaide; and

(4) calls on the Government to commit support and funding to ensure that Albany is able to deliver a nationally significant event in commemoration of the ANZAC Centenary in 2014.