Domain railway station (31.10.2017)

Written on the 31 October 2017

31 October 2017


Members statements 


Southern Metropolitan


I was very delighted to be able to attend a function here in the Parliament last Friday evening which was put on and hosted by the Chauvel society for the centenary of the Battle of Beersheba, which Ms Lovell spoke about earlier in the house.

The oration was delivered by the guest speaker, Neville Clark, MC, OAM, MA, who gave a magnificent and quite extraordinary address to the audience on the life and times of Sir Harry Chauvel and his remarkable leadership in what we are actually acknowledging today, the centenary of the Battle of Beersheba. I note that the Prime Minister, the federal Leader of the Opposition and members of this Parliament are in Israel at the moment on this very important occasion, and I would like to acknowledge the significance of that.

The General Sir Harry Chauvel Foundation said they have put a submission to Metro in regard to the naming of the Domain station, and I wholeheartedly support that idea because of the contributions Sir Harry Chauvel has made to this country. He was a member of the National War Memorial committee, along with other distinguished businessmen and military and political leaders, and I would hope that the panel would look very favourably on this submission to have Domain station named in his honour.

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