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Monday, 25 May 2009
Page: 4215

Debate resumed, on motion byMr Somlyay:

That the House:

(1)   recognises and commends service undertaken by all those who have served the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the people of Australia in the name of Australia;

(2)   takes note of service undertaken by ADF personnel on ‘Undeclared Operations’ on behalf of the Australian Government and the Australian people;

(3)   commends personnel on ‘Undeclared Operations’ for their duty on behalf of all Australians by working to serve, protect and defend Australian citizens against perceived threats;

(4)   acknowledges the risks associated with ‘Undeclared Operations’ and notes that the personnel recruited understood the significant risks involved in their work; and

(5)   calls upon the Department of Defence to reconsider declaring such missions as ‘Active Service’.