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Transcript 4324

NATIONAL SONG

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Fraser, Malcolm

Period of Service: 11/11/1975 to 11/03/1983

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Release Date: 16/02/1977

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 4324

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PRIME MINISTER
F311 PRESS 16 FEBRUARY 1977
NATIONAL SONG
The Government has decided that there should be a pol~ l to
decide on a National Song to be played on purely Australian
o~ ccas ions.
The poll will be held concurrently with the referendum on
tcour constitutional questions.
God Save The Queen will remain the National Anthem on
Regal and Vice-Regal occasions.
In addition to the use of God Save The Queen the poll will
enable Australians to choose between God Save The Queen,
Advance Australia Fair, Song of Australia and the tune of
Waltzing Matilda as the appropriate song on national occasions.

Transcript 4324