Anzac Day

Ms  GARRETT  (Brunswick) — I  rise to acknowledge  the Brunswick electorate’s honouring of Anzac Day  this year.  The events began on Thursday, 24 April, with an  event  jointly  hosted  by  Brunswick  Secondary  College  and  the  Medical Association for the Prevention of War titled ‘Anzac eve reflection, an event for peace’.  This  was a beautiful  and moving event with  music, speeches, singing, poetry and moments  of silence in  which the Brunswick community  reinforced its commitment to seeking a more peaceful world.

On Anzac  Day  evening  I, along with many colleagues, including the members for Thomastown, Broadmeadows and Narre Warren  South, attended a commemorative Anzac Day dinner  hosted by  the Turkish  RSL in  Sydney Road,  Brunswick. This  was a fitting and solemn  occasion that strengthened the  common bond between our  two countries’ histories, Anzac heritage and futures.

It was a privilege to be there.

Finally, on Sunday, 27 April, I attended the Anzac service at the Coburg RSL and laid a wreath in honour of the fallen. Once again, this was a moving and fitting event. I acknowledge  the  ongoing  outstanding  work  of  the Coburg RSL in the Brunswick and Coburg communities.

These three events reinforced the  Brunswick community’s commitment to seeking a more peaceful world,  honouring those who have  made the ultimate  sacrifice for our community and looking after those who have returned home.

Hansard, 8 May 2014