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   12   Sikh community

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr R. G. Mitchell—That this House:

(1)        recognises that 2019 marks the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, with his birth being celebrated worldwide as Guru Nanak Gurpurab on Kartik Pooranmashi, the full-moon day in the month of Katak, October-November;

(2)        joins with all Sikhs in Australia to acknowledge this significant anniversary; and

(3)        notes:

(a)        that the Sikh community forms an important and growing segment of our community, with the Sikh faith being one of the emerging religions in Australia; and

(b)        the contribution that the growing Sikh community makes to our multicultural nation through its commitment to Guru Nanak’s teachings of selfless service and social justice—

Debate resumed.



Suspension of meeting

At 7.01 pm, a division having been called in the House, the proceedings were suspended.

Resumption of meeting

At 7.18 pm, the proceedings were resumed.




Debate continued.

Debate adjourned and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.