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