Wednesday’s Forest Industries Gala Dinner in Canberra has been cancelled. It follows the death late last week of Queen Elizabeth II and the Federal Government’s decision to officially suspend Parliament this week. Source: Timberbiz
The dinner was to have been held in the Great Hall at Parliament House with the Prime Minister Mr Albanese making a speech.
He is expected to leave for London on Wednesday with the Governor General David Hurley.
“We are mourning the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and we respect that significant and important events will take place in commemoration of her life of service over the coming days, including a commemoration at Parliament House,” AFPA CEO Ross Hampton said.
“Following discussions with Parliament House, we regret to announce that Wednesday’s Forest Industries Gala Dinner has been cancelled.
“AFPA will now focus on enlarging our already scheduled dinner on 29 November at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra. This November dinner will celebrate the decade long Chairmanship of Greg McCormack and we will again seek to hear from our political leaders,” he said.
Tickets purchased for the Gala Dinner in the Great Hall can either be refunded or transferred to the November dinner.
Please advise via [email protected] which you would prefer.