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Tuesday, 20 October 1964

Senator PALTRIDGE - I understand that the position is as stated by the honorable senator, that 25th April 1965, as well as being the fiftieth anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, will be the twenty-fifth anniversary of the arrival of Australian troops in Palestine. I shall accede to the honorable senator's request that the matter be brought to the notice of the Prime Minister. However, without in any way derogating from the importance of the twenty-fifth anniversary to which he referred, I think it is only proper that I should point out to him that the fiftieth anniversary of Anzac Day has a deep and profound significance for Australia which probably is not matched by any other anniversary of a military event in our history. Nonetheless, I shall bring the matter to the notice of the Prime Minister.

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