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Sunday, 07 July 2019

National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week is held every year in early 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 7 to 14 July inclusive, is Voice. Treaty.

Friday, 14 June 2019

A State Memorial Service for the Honourable Robert James Lee Hawke AC, former Prime Minister of Australia will be held at 11.30 am on Friday 14 June 2019 at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales.

Mr Hawke was the Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 to 1991. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1979 for service to trade unionism and industrial relations. 

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The New South Wales Department of the Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Memorial Service for the late Mr Les Murray AO will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 at Mitchell Library Reading Room, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales.

Mr Murray was known for his sense of humour and insight, authoring over 40 books of poetry and essays, during an illustrious career spanning many decades.

Monday, 10 June 2019

In accordance with flag protocol, on the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s Official 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, 10 June 2019, to celebrate The Queen’s Birthday. Other organisations are encouraged to follow this protocol. Queensland and Western Australia celebrate the birthday on different dates.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

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.

Friday, 17 May 2019

Australia tonight mourns the passing of its 23rd Prime Minister (1983-91), the Honourable Robert (Bob) James Lee Hawke AC. He provided a lifetime of service to Australia as a parliamentarian, as Prime Minister and humanitarian.

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with protocol, the Australian National Flag should be flown at half-mast all day on Friday, 17 May 2019 from all buildings and establishments occupied by Australian Government departments and affiliated agencies. Other organisations are welcome to participate.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Anzac Day is a day of special significance to all Australians, particularly for our serving military personnel and returned veterans.

Friday, 29 March 2019

New Zealand will hold a National Remembrance Service for the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack at 10am (New Zealand local time) on Friday, 29 March 2019 at Hagley Park, Christchurch, New Zealand. Flags at New Zealand Government buildings will be flown at half-mast.

Friday, 22 March 2019

The Victorian Department of the Premier and Cabinet advises that a State Memorial Service for the late Dame Margaret Scott AC DBE will be held at 10am on Friday, 22 March 2019 at NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria.

Dame Margaret will be remembered for her extraordinary contribution to ballet, dance, education and cultural life in Australia. A champion of aspiring dancers and choreographers as well as a much loved teacher, Dame Margaret was central to the founding of The Australian Ballet in 1962 and The Australian Ballet School two years later.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Flags across Australia will be flown at half-mast on Saturday, 16 March 2019 to honour the victims of the tragic events in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 15 March 2019.

As a mark of mourning and respect and in accordance with protocol, the Australian National Flag should be flown at half-mast all day on Saturday, 16 March 2019 from all buildings and establishments occupied by Australian Government departments and affiliated agencies. Other organisations are welcome to participate.

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