News, Events, History, Tradition

  • Why is the Queen's birthday celebrated in June?

    06 June 2020

    Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21st of April 1926.

    But in ACT, NSW, NT, SA, TAS and Victoria we celebrate the Queens's Birthday Holiday on the second Monday of June each year. In WA & QLD, the holiday is celebrated in October.

    Why is this so?

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  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge mark UK's Volunteers’ Week

    05 June 2020

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge marked UK's Volunteers’ Week this June, speaking to volunteers in different parts of the UK to thank them for the support that they provide to their communities.

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  • Victory in Europe Day

    08 May 2020

    Today we celebrate not only victory in Europe, but also a personal victory for the League in having our national broadcaster, the ABC, broadcast the Queen’s VE Day Message in Australia.

    On this page we bring to you the Queen’s speech together with the speech of her father King George VI exactly 75 years ago, and also other videos relating to VE Day and the Queen.

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  • The Queen's VE Day Message

    06 May 2020

    A petition calling upon the ABC & the SBS to broadcast the Queen’s VE Day message on Friday 8 May 2019 at 9 pm (6 am AEST on 9/5/20).

    The ABC responded and aired the Queen's VE Day Message several times during the day. Hopefully petitions, such as this one, have enabled us to establish a better relationship with the ABC for future occasions. You can see the Queen's Message, together with others, on this page.

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  • The Queen's Easter Message

    11 April 2020

    "May the living flame of the Easter hope be a steady guide as we face the future." — Her Majesty The Queen

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  • The Queen's COVID-19 Broadcast

    07 April 2020

    In her address to the Commonwealth, the Queen's address stressed the value of self-discipline and resolve - saying she hopes that, in the future, everyone will “be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge”.

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