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     7   Australia Day 2017 Honours List

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

(1)        acknowledges the Order of Australia is the highest national honour awarded to Australian citizens for outstanding contributions to our country or humanity at large;

(2)        notes that since being established by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1975, there have been more than 30,000 recipients of awards in the Order of Australia;

(3)        recognises the almost one thousand recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order announced in the Australia Day 2017 Honours List who come from an array of fields including science, education, governance, business, community service and sport; and

(4)        congratulates all the recipients of awards in the 2017 Australia Day Honours List.

Debate ensued.

Debate adjourned (Mr Pitt—Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for a later hour this day.