Fall of Singapore

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that 15 February 2019 was the 77th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore, an event that was considered one of the greatest military defeats in the history of the British Empire;

(b) recognises the heroic role that thousands of Australian troops played in fighting to prevent the Fall of Singapore, alongside their British and Indian compatriots;

(c) further recognises that over 100,000 allied troops were taken as prisoners of war following the Fall of Singapore, including 15,000 Australians;

(d) notes the annual presence of the 2/10th Field Regiment Association of the 8th Division, AIF, at the Singapore Day Memorial Service, held this year on 17 February at Brisbane’s Shrine of Remembrance;

(e) thanks the volunteers who dedicate their time to organise this event; and

(f) recognises and commemorates all men and women who have sacrificed, and continue to sacrifice, in service of this nation.

Question agreed to.