CEREMONY

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POST 5 – 11-02-2014

CEREMONY

My proposal for a ceremony for the opening of Federal and State Parliaments and for Council meetings – to replace the prayer.

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Silence – All stand

We, the elected representatives of the people of Australia (– The State of … : The ….. Council)

  • Pay respect to the traditional owners of this land and recognise their long history of careful stewardship.
  • Recognise the influence on our society of British laws, customs and institutions.
  • Welcome the beneficial contributions of other cultures
  • Recognise the responsibility of Australia as a member of the international community.
  • Recognise that we cannot change the past but must endeavour to transform the future.
  • Acknowledge our responsibility to seek to protect the rights and to promote the fulfilment of the aspirations of each citizen.
  • Seek to work together to further the welfare of all Australians.

Raise the flag

Sing the National Anthem

 

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