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Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson
Senator for Victoria
Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on the Centenary of ANZAC
13 May 2013
The Gillard Labor Government must release the consultants’ report used to justify the 10,500 person capacity of the Gallipoli Dawn Service commemorative site if the proposed ballot arrangements announced today are to have credibility in the community.
Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, said the Gillard Labor Government needed to release the consultants’ report in full which justifies the cap on places.
25 April 2013 - Anzac Day
The Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, joined Deakin Liberal candidate, Michael Sukkar, at the Ringwood RSL Dawn Service this Anzac Day to pay tribute to local veterans who have served in the Australian Defence Force.
Senator Ronaldson, attending the Dawn Service at the Ringwood RSL for the first time, said he was deeply moved to see so many local residents in attendance at the solemn ceremony.
24 April 2013
Australians at home and abroad will pause tomorrow to reflect and remember the 98th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing and almost a century of service and sacrifice by the men and women of the Australian Defence Force.
Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, said Anzac Day 2013 was an opportunity for all Australians to show their thanks and appreciation for those who have defended our nation, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
22 April 2013
The Coalition welcomes the belated release of the Report of the Anzac Centenary Advisory Board.
“The Centenary of Anzac will be this nation’s most important period of national commemoration. It simply must be a success”, Senator Michael Ronaldson, Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on the Centenary of Anzac said today.
17 April 2013
The Australian War Memorial will today begin a new tradition to honour Australia’s 102,000 war dead during the daily closing ceremony.
Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, will attend this evening’s solemn closing ceremony which will pay tribute to a fallen serviceperson whose name appear on the Roll of Honour.
17 April 2013
Labor’s minister responsible for the Centenary of Anzac needs to come clean about the proposed ‘Anzac Centenary Fund’ which he claims will fund a multi-million dollar redevelopment of Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance.
Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on the Centenary of Anzac, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, said Labor has committed money to a project from a fund which, as of 10 days ago when the Coalition was briefed on the Report of the Anzac Centenary Advisory Board, had not yet been formally established and which held no funds.