Members Statement: &oth Anniversary of Kokoda
Written on the 14 August 2012
Wednesday, 8 August, marked the 70th anniversary of the Kokoda campaign. I was privileged to have represented the Premier and the Minister for Veterans' Affairs at a Kokoda day memorial service at the Shrine of Remembrance, which was also attended by Her Excellency the Governor-General, a number of veterans from the 39th Australian Infantry Battalion, my parliamentary colleagues Edward O'Donohue, a member for Eastern Victoria Region, and James Merlino, the member for Monbulk in the Assembly, the federal member for Kooyong, Josh Frydenberg, and many members and friends of the 39th Australian Infantry Battalion.
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