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Mr Secker, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1) expresses its support for the development of the Kokoda Track as a National Memorial Park; and

(2) calls on the Government to:

 (a) support and fund the construction of an all weather road from Kokoda to Ower's Corner, and of educational memorials at each of the battle sites along the Track;

(b) commemorate the 60th anniversary of our brave armed forces campaign with an Anzac Day Dawn Service in 2002 at Ower's Corner; and

(c) establish a project team to oversee these matters, consisting of representatives of the Departments of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Foreign Affairs, Defence, Veterans' Affairs and Environment and Heritage.

Debate ensued.


Mr Murphy, by leave, presented the following papers:

Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway—

Information Leaflet, Rhodes Rotary Park, Killoola Street, Concord.

Explanatory information.

Debate continued.

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.