PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra: Just over 12 months ago, I launched in conjunction with the major veterans and services organisations a campaign to build an honour roll in the Knox municipality to honour those fallen servicemen and servicewomen from the past. It is something which is missing in our community presently. This will be an honour roll which is full and complete and which properly gives dignity to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to our nation.
I am pleased to report that we have made considerable progress towards our efforts. Just two weeks ago, we heard news that the Knox City Council has approved our plans for the honour roll and they have contributed $35,000 towards its instalment. The state government has committed $10,000 towards the instalment.
I would like to thank the Knox Historical Society for all the work which they have done to date in performing the immense amount of research to ensure that the names that will go onto the honour roll are accurate and complete. Our objective is to have this considerable memorial established by the time of the centenary commemorations of Anzac in April 2015. I just wanted to update the House of this significant development and commend it to the parliament.