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Monday, 27 September 1993
Page: 1159


Senator TIERNEY —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

    (a)congratulates:

          (i)all those involved in the successful Sydney 2000 Olympic Games bid, especially Mr Rod McGeoch, chief executive of the bid for his excellent efforts, and

          (ii)New South Wales Liberal Premier (Mr Fahey) and New South Wales Minister with responsibility for the Sydney 2000 Olympic bid, Mr Bruce Baird, for their foresight, dedication and sheer hard work in making a successful bid;

    (b)calls on the Prime Minister (Mr Keating) to acknowledge that, in winning the Olympics, the close ties between Australia and the Royal Family were of enormous benefit because of the pivotal role played by the Princess Royal when it came to winning the necessary second preferences from Manchester;

    (c)condemns the Prime Minister for using the successful Olympic bid win for his own divisive purpose of pushing his republican agenda; and

    (d)calls on all Australians to continue the united commitment they have shown so far over the next 7 years for a successful Sydney Olympic Games in the year 2000.