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Tuesday, 28 August 2001
Page: 30456

The following notices were given:

Mr Howard to move:

That this House:

(1) notes that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the alliance between Australia and the United States of America under the ANZUS Treaty;

(2) reaffirms the commitment of Australia to that alliance, recognising its fundamental importance to this nation's ongoing security;

(3) recognises that the alliance has significantly contributed to peace and security in the Asia Pacific and beyond;

(4) expresses its profound gratitude to the men and women of both nations who have served together throughout the world in defence of freedom and in the pursuit of peace and prosperity for all;

(5) acknowledges that this is an alliance between two peoples forever committed to democracy, and its foundation stones of freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the independence and authority of the rule of law; and

(6) affirms its belief that the alliance will continue playing a vital role in a changing world, building a prosperous and secure future for our two nations, the Asia-Pacific region and the global community.

Mr Anthony to present a bill for an act to amend the law relating to social security and veterans' entitlements, and for related purposes.

Mr Williams to present a bill for an act to abolish compulsory age retirement for certain statutory officeholders, and for other purposes.

Mr Bruce Scott to present a bill for an act relating to the application of the Criminal Code to certain offences, and for other purposes.

Mr Tuckey to present a bill for an act relating to Regional Forest Agreements, and for other purposes.

Mr Slipper to move:

That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, it is expedient to carry out the following proposed work which was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and on which the Committee has duly reported: Lavarack Barracks redevelopment Stage 3, Townsville.