Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — On 25 April every year we pay tribute to those who have lost their lives in the tragedy of war and remember the Anzac legacy of courage, mateship and sacrifice. This Anzac day was of special significance for Australians as it marked the Anzac centenary — 100 years since the landing at Gallipoli in World War I. From a local perspective I pay tribute to my local RSL clubs for their ongoing efforts in educating our younger generations in particular on what the Anzac spirit means, along with hosting local Anzac Day services.
Along with thousands of local residents I was able to attend a number of services during the day. I wish to commend Traralgon RSL president Maurie Harrison, Morwell RSL president Bruce Jeffrey, Yallourn Newborough RSL president Troy Hutson and their respective committees for conducting such moving ceremonies. In addition I congratulate Brett Roberts from Tyers, Roz Carstairs from for Boolarra and their respective organising committees for their hosting of wonderful Anzac Day services.