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DEFENCE ACT AMENDMENT (VICTORIA CROSS) BILL 2001

Mr Sidebottom, pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act to amend the Defence Act 1903to declare the Parliament's intention with respect to the award of Victoria Crosses to certain persons.

Mr Sidebottom made a statement in relation to the Bill.


Paper

Mr Sidebottom, by leave, presented the following paper:

Victoria Cross recommendations—Ordinary Seaman Edward "Teddy" Sheean, Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick and Gunner Albert Neil Cleary.

Bill read a first time.

Ordered—That the second reading be made an order of the day for the next sitting, in accordance with sessional order 104A.