Noting of the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Tuesday 8 March 2022


[3.47 p.m.]

Ms ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Mr President, I rise to make some brief remarks on Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee 2022 and support the motion. Seventy years marks a reasonably long life; however, Her Majesty has served this period of time to her subjects and our Commonwealth. Fifty-four countries comprise the Commonwealth and whilst I congratulate and thank Her Majesty for this milestone I believe it is one in which we can all celebrate. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the loss of her husband, his Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, Her Majesty has continued to be a mainstay during these hard times.


During these past 70 years the welfare of Her Majesty's people and the Commonwealth have always come first. This is truly a significant responsibility and Her Majesty has shown an extraordinary level of commitment and dedication to our Commonwealth. I thank Her Majesty for her devotion, dedication, ongoing concern and care and look forward to the continuing events and celebrations during the year to mark this incredible milestone.



PLATINUM JUBILEE OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II


Mr PRESIDENT - Honourable members, the Legislative Council and the House of Assembly, having agreed to the following resolution, begs now to transmit the same to the Legislative Council and to request its concurrence therein. That the following address be presented to Her Majesty the Queen through Her Excellency the Governor:


TO HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY, THE QUEEN:


MOST GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN,


We, the members of the [ ] House of Assembly of the Parliament of Tasmania, in union with Your Majesty's subjects throughout Tasmania, desire to express to Your Majesty our heartfelt congratulations at this time of celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of your accession to the Throne.


We recognise with thankfulness Your unfailing devotion to the duties of Your exalted Office, particularly as Head of the Commonwealth of Nations, and we regard with gratitude Your Majesty's sustained and self-denying efforts to secure the welfare of Your people.


Signed, Mark Shelton, Speaker, House of Assembly, 8 March 2022.

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