“The Diamond Jubilee is an historic occasion, and earlier this year the Prime Minister announced a number of initiatives to mark the event including; the lighting of a beacon on top of Parliament House on 4 June; the renaming of Parkes Place to Queen Elizabeth Terrace, development of a Queens’s Birthday stamp, issuing of a coin by the Australian Mint; staging a national Jubilee essay competition and creation of a women’s leadership scholarship,” the Chief Minister said.
The Prime Minister also wrote to me asking that the ACT Government consider matching the Commonwealth’s $5 million contribution to the Trust, on a per capita basis.
“As such, I am pleased to be able to announce that on behalf of the Canberra community, the ACT Government will make a significant contribution with $100,000 to be given to the Trust,” the Chief Minister said.
“Funds raised through the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust will be used to invest in projects that will make a real and lasting impact on the lives of people throughout the Commonwealth, so we are really pleased to be able to contribute in lieu of a gift,” the Chief Minister said.
There’s also going to be a Diamond Jubilee event in Floriade which should thrill the wrinklies.
Considering we already have Queen Elizabeth Terrace in Parliament House there’s going to be some potential for confusion.
I wonder what Jon Stanhope thinks?