To get there simply drive along the lakeshore towards Yarralumla, and turn right into Weston Park. The memorial is a kilometre into the park on the waters edge.
Aerial photos of SIEV X Memorial, Weston Park, Yarralumla, September 2007
Recently Steve Biddulph and Linda Dalton met with Minister for Home Affairs Bob Debus who gave personal support to the idea of the Memorial becoming permanent, but stressed that this has to be approved by due process. We are currently submitting to both the NCA for this, and to the ACT Government to extend their current permission until October into a permanent permission. We are very optimistic, the project is well within all guidelines and Labor has previously supported two motions in the Senate to approve the memorial, so is hardly likely to reverse this in government.
We are now also beginning to work on the campaign for an enquiry into whether the previous government or its agencies had any role in the sinking or the failure to rescue the 353 parents and children who died. And for the Federal Police to make public their passenger list, so that all the poles can be named and those people's memory be honoured. Please tell your friends to visit the memorial when they go to Canberra. Its a lovely and moving experience that is not easily forgotten, and a sign of promise for a better Australia.
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