Actions speak louder than words, results more than rhetoric. Peter Costello summarised it perfectly this morning. Wayne Swan really is out of his depth. Last year, Mr Swan promised no less than 500 times that he would deliver a budget surplus this year.
Senator Scott Ryan spoke in strong opposition against the Gillard Government’s attempt to regulate the media and stifle free speech in Australia.
Australians who are celebrating a milestone birthday or wedding anniversary can receive personal congratulations from the Prime Minister, Governor-General or The Queen.
|50th Wedding Anniversary||50th plus Wedding Anniversary||90th Birthday||90th plus Birthday|
|Governor-General||Yes||Yes||No||100th and every year thereafter|
|The Queen||No||60th and every fifth thereafter||No||100th and every fifth year thereafter|
You can arrange a congratulatory message through the office of Senator Scott Ryan by:
If you are applying for a message on behalf of a relative or friend who lives in another electorate, their local federal member will be notified so they can send a message too.
You will need to provide supporting documentation such as birth certificates or marriage certificates.If these are not available you can provide a statutory declaration. Statutory declaration forms are available at any post office.
You can provide this supporting documentation by:
Where appropriate, your request to the Prime Minister will be passed on to the Governor-General and The Queen so you only have to make one application.
You can lodge a request for congratulatory messages up to two months before the celebration.
You can also request a belated message up to one month after the birthday or wedding anniversary has passed.
Congratulatory messages can be posted directly to the recipient’s home address or alternatively to care-of address (such as a friend or relative) for surprises.