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21    Defence— Repatriation Commission Outpatient Clinic—80th anniversary of opening

The Leader of Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party (Senator Hinch), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 563—That the Senate recognises that:

               (a)       today marks the 80th anniversary of the opening of the former Repatriation Commission Outpatient Clinic at 310 St Kilda Rd, Southbank, Victoria;

               (b)       during its operation, more than 1000 veterans visited the Repatriation Clinic every week;

                (c)       the Repatriation Clinic played a key role in returning veterans to civilian life; and

               (d)       there is an ongoing need to provide support to veterans, including through the Arts; as Weary Dunlop who worked with returned soldiers in that building once said: ‘give the troops access to the Arts so that they may have an interest in life’.

Question put and passed.