Motion - Waltzing Matilda Centre

Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (16:03): In moving motion No. 779, relating to the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton and its destruction by fire earlier this year, I note that the Mayor of the Winton Shire is currently in this parliament building. I move:

That the Senate—

(a) express its concern for the loss of important Australian cultural heritage, with the destruction by fire of the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton on 18 June 2015;

(b) acknowledges the impact of this event on the people of Winton who have lost an important tourism drawcard, and a significant employer; and

(c) offers the people of Winton its understanding and support at the loss of this icon.

Question agreed to.

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