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24 April, 2012
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MR J.M. FRANCIS (Jandakot) [8.17 pm]: […] It has always surprised me how, as a nation, many of the states have different public holidays. Given the past significance of Foundation Day and what it will become as the day embraces more and more people in our state, I understand why many Western Australians feel we deserve such a day. I know that the member for South Perth would love to see Melbourne Cup day as a public holiday.

Mr C.J. Barnett: It always has been for the member for South Perth.

Mr J.M. FRANCIS: I know. I think Parliament sits on Melbourne Cup day this year, so the member is in for a bit of strife!

Subject: Western Australia Day (Renaming) Bill 2011 [Legislative Assembly – Second Reading]

Date: 20 March 2012

Hansard reference: p. 901 [online (pdf)]

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