Senate debates

Wednesday, 22 August 2018


Australian National Flag Day

4:14 pm

Photo of John WilliamsJohn Williams (NSW, National Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I, and also on behalf of Senators McGrath, O'Sullivan, Reynolds, Dean Smith, Bushby, Brockman, Fawcett, Gichuhi, Hume, Paterson, Cash, Duniam and Macdonald, move:

That the Senate:

(a) notes that:

  (i) Australian National Flag Day is 3 September; 2018,

  (ii) this day celebrates the occasion the Australian national flag was first flown on 3 September 1901 at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, and

  (iii) the Australian national flag is proudly displayed throughout the nation and the world, from gatherings of world leaders and sporting events, to schools and theatres of conflict; and

(b) reaffirms the importance and significance of Australia's foremost national symbol.

Question agreed to.