Anzac Day (7.5.2015)
Written on the 29 June 2015
GEORGIE CROZIER (LIB - Southern Metropolitan)
Like many members in the house, I attended a number of Anzac services held in my electorate of Southern Metropolitan Region, and I would like to mention just a few of those. One was the Higgins Stonnington Anzac Centenary March, organised by the federal member for Higgins, Kelly O'Dwyer, who did a terrific job of recognising the number of memorials in the electorate of Higgins. She also paid tribute to the many distinguished service men and women who served in the First World War.
The march was attended by the Governor, the Honourable Alex Chernov; his wife, Elizabeth; the member for Higgins herself, Kelly O'Dwyer; the member for Malvern in the Assembly, Michael O'Brien; the mayor of Stonnington, Cr Melina Sehr; and Ted Baillieu, the Victorian Anzac Centenary Committee chair. It was also attended by Mr Dalidakis.
I think he would agree that it was a terrific day. It was a very well-organised recognition of what happened in that district, and so many people turned out to march on that morning.
I also attended a number of other events in Caulfield, including on Anzac Day the RSL march and service together with David Southwick, the member for Caulfield in the Assembly, and Sue Pennicuik.
I note her remarks about the Back to Gallipoli exhibition at the back of the Caulfield RSL commemorating the Gallipoli landing.
I extend my congratulations to all involved.