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Notice given 29 August 2001

1025  Leader of the National Party of Australia in the Senate (Senator Boswell): To move—That the Senate notes that:

(a) 3 September 2001 is the one hundredth birthday of the Australian flag, which has united and inspired the Australian people in times of war and peace, despair and triumph;

(b) the focal point of the national celebrations will be a re-enactment of the first raising of the Australian flag at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne;

(c) celebrations in the National Capital will be presided over by His Excellency the Governor-General, with a presentation of the Australian flag to the oldest-known war veteran; and

(d) the Australian flag which flies in the Senate chamber is a proud symbol of the Australian people.