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Transcript 7255


Photo of Hawke, Robert

Hawke, Robert

Period of Service: 11/03/1983 to 20/12/1991

More information about Hawke, Robert on The National Archive website.

Release Date: 08/12/1987

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 7255

When the New Parliament House is opened in May 1988,
arrangements will be made for a form of religious observance
to take place in conjunction with the ceremonies.
When the Provisional Parliament House was opened in 1927,
prayers were read by representatives of the Anglican,
Presbyterian and Methodist Churches. While the form of the
observance in 1988 is yet to be decided it will take into
account the wide range of religious beliefs held in
contemporary multicultural Australian society.
Various options for the observance are being examined, in
consultation with the religious groups, and a decision on
details will be announced in due course. ~ 1U3 Lc)

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