Senate debates

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Questions without Notice

Anzac Centenary

2:54 pm

Photo of Michael RonaldsonMichael Ronaldson (Victoria, Liberal Party, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs) Share this | Hansard source

We are committed to ensuring that the dignity and solemnity of these commemorative services at Gallipoli next year is maintained, and I know that is the position of everyone in this chamber and Australia generally. I received a letter from the director of public policy at eBay on 17 April this year advising me that eBay would prevent listings for ballot tickets to appear on their site, and I would like to publicly thank them for taking this initiative. We are doing everything to ensure that only those who are in the ballot or on the waitlist will be at Gallipoli in 2015. It will not be possible to sell these tickets. It will not be possible to transfer these tickets. Everyone arriving at the site will have to confirm their identity before they are allowed in. We will leave no stone unturned to ensure that no-one who has not been part of the ballot process arrives on the peninsula next year and gains entry.


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