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AUSTRALIA DAY 2012

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2653: tabled on 26 January 2012

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is proud to join the people of Australia in celebrating the 26 January to mark Australia's National Day, commemorating the anniversary of the day on which Captain Arthur Philip in 1788 unfurled the Union Flag at Sydney Cove; recognises the strong historical bonds and friendship that exist between the UK and Australia, which is reinforced by a shared language, co-operation through the armed forces, competitive sports, the arts and bilateral trade and investment; further recognises the importance of the common heritage and special relationship that exists between the peoples of both countries; and calls on the Government to continue to work to strengthen the close political, economic and cultural ties that bind together these two great nations and Commonwealth members, who share Her Majesty The Queen as head of state and sovereign, especially in this, the year of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.