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HISTORICAL EVENTS—CENTENARY OF CANBERRA

Senator Humphries, also on behalf of Senator Lundy, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1171—That the Senate—

 (a) notes that:

  (i) 12 March 2013 is the centenary of the naming of the city of Canberra by the wife of the Governor-General, Lady Denman, in 1913, and

  (ii) in the intervening century, Canberra has been developed as one of the great planned garden cities of the world;


 (b) recognises Canberra, through its national institutions, as a showcase of the hopes and aspirations, milestones and achievements of the Australian nation; and

 (c) congratulates Canberra and its citizens on their centenary.

Question put and passed.