Mar 16, 2005

ANZAC COVE: Motion

ANZAC COVE: Motion


16 March 2005

Mr ALBANESE (Grayndler) (12.55 p.m.) —I move:

That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member
for Grayndler from moving the following motion forthwith: That the Government

(1)immediately table all documents in its possession related to excavation
work at Anzac Cove, including any archaeological reports done since 2002, all
heritage assessments of Anzac Cove done since 2002, and all correspondence with
the Turkish Government since 2002 relating to the current road works and
associated constructions at Anzac Cove;

(2)outline in detail what measures the Government has taken to monitor the
current road works and associated constructions at Anzac Cove;

(3)provide details of any plans for road widening elsewhere on Gallipoli
peninsula, such as the road running between the Australian Memorial at Lone Pine
and the New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Bair; and

(4)immediately table all Australian Heritage Commission, Australian Heritage
Council and Department of Veterans Affairs documents relating to the proposed
listing of Anzac Cove on the National Heritage List or the proposed World
Heritage Listing of any sites on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

Anzac Cove is a sacred site. It is much more than a heritage site and it has
been left vulnerable by the complacency of the Howard government.

You do not protect a heritage site by undermining the basis of it. What has occurred here is an absolute fiasco.