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Sunday, 02 July 2017

National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week is held every year during the first full week in July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. This year, the theme for NAIDOC Week, which will be celebrated from 2 to 9 July inclusive, is ‘Our Languages Matter’.  Further information is on the NAIDOC website.

Friday, 30 June 2017

A State Funeral for the Honourable Concetto (Con) Sciacca AO, will be held at 10.30 am on Friday 30 June 2017 at the Cathedral of St Stephen, 249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, QLD.

Mr Sciacca was the Minister assisting the Treasurer for Superannuation from 1995-1996, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs from 1994-1996, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Administrative Services 1994, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Arts and Administrative Services from 1993-1994 and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Security from 1990-1994.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

His Excellency Womtelo Reverend Baldwin Lonsdale, President of the Republic of Vanuatu, died on 17 June 2017. The funeral will be held on Wednesday 21 June 2017 in Port Vila, Vanuatu.

The Prime Minister has offered condolences to the people of Vanuatu and advised that the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia will represent Australia at the funeral. The Prime Minister’s statement is on his website.

Monday, 12 June 2017

In accordance with flag protocol, on the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday, the flying of the Australian National Flag is encouraged.

Flag marshals in all Australian Government departments, authorities and related portfolio agencies are requested to fly or display the Australian National Flag on Monday, 12 June 2017, to celebrate The Queen’s Birthday.  Other organisations are encouraged to follow this protocol.  Queensland and Western Australia celebrate the birthday on different dates.

Wednesday, 07 June 2017

Senior Constable Brett Forte was a serving member of the Queensland Police Service, stationed at the Toowoomba Police Station and passed away on Monday 29 May 2017.

The Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet advise that a Funeral Service with Full Police Honours will be held at 11 am on Wednesday 7 June 2017 at the Clive Berghofer Recreational Centre, Baker Street, Darling Heights, Queensland.

Wednesday, 07 June 2017

The Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet advise that a State Funeral Service for the late Mr Anthony Foster will be held at 10.30 am on Wednesday, 7 June 2017 at Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street, Southbank, Victoria.

Friday, 26 May 2017

National Sorry Day acknowledges and raises awareness of the history and continued effect of the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from their families, communities and culture. National Reconciliation Week celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

This year also commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 referendum, the 25th Anniversary of the Mabo High Court decision and the 20th Anniversary of the Bringing Them Home report.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet advise that a State Funeral Service for Mr Lewis (Lou) Thomas Charles Richards MBE will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 in St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria.

Mr Richards debuted for the Collingwood Football Club in 1941. He went on to play for the Club for 15 years, playing 250 games and kicking 423 goals. He was Captain from 1952 to 1955, leading the side to a Premiership in 1953. 

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Anzac Day is a day of special significance to all Australians, particularly for our serving military personnel and returned veterans. The Centenary of Anzac, being commemorated from 2014 to 2018, is an important period of national significance. For further information on the Anzac Centenary please see the Anzac Cenenary website.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Commonwealth Day is celebrated every year by 52 Commonwealth countries on the second Monday in March. This year it falls on Monday 13 March 2017. The aim of commemorating Commonwealth Day is to promote understanding of global issues, international co-operation and the work of the Commonwealth of Nations to improve the lives of its citizens.