Senate debates

Tuesday, 13 September 2011


National Service 60th Anniversary

3:46 pm

Photo of Ian MacdonaldIan Macdonald (Queensland, Liberal Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Northern and Remote Australia) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

  (a)   notes the 60th anniversary of the establishment of national service in Australia in 1951;

  (b)   congratulates the organisers of the 60th anniversary celebrations held in Townsville from 8 September to 11 September 2011;

  (c)   acknowledges the contribution of Australia's national servicemen who served the nation from 1951 to 1972; and

  (d)   recognises the exemplary service of the 'Nashos', alongside their regular army, navy and air force colleagues, during the Vietnam War and other conflicts.

Question agreed to.