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14    Historical Events— National Anzac Centre

Senator Smith, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 541—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes:

                                     (i)       that 1 November 2017 will mark the 3rd anniversary of the opening of the National Anzac Centre in Albany by the then Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand,

                                    (ii)       that the National Anzac Centre has recently welcomed its 200,000th visitor since its opening in 2014, and has again been recognised as one of the top museums in Australia in the 2017 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards for Museums, and

                                  (iii)       the significance of the visit to the National Anzac Centre by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in 2015; and

               (b)       acknowledges:

                                     (i)       that the National Anzac Centre, which looks over King George Sound - the final departure point for the first Anzac troops - has become one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations for both Australians and New Zealanders, and

                                    (ii)       the significant role that the National Anzac Centre continues to play in preserving the Anzac story.

Question put and passed.