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Thursday, 26 March 1987
Page: 1603

To the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. This petition of the undersigned students of The University of Sydney Law School shows that

in this International Year of Peace, 1986, the world needs a Nuclear Test Moratorium by the United States, the Soviet Union, France and other nuclear testing powers

that such a moratorium would create a favourable climate and basis for the negotiation of a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

that such a Moratorium and Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty would:

be the first vital step to nuclear disarmament

impeded the development of new nuclear weapons

decrease the reliance upon an unstable nuclear strategy

inhibit the spread of nuclear weapons

Your petitioners therefore ask that the Australian Government be urged to:

(1) Use its influence in all forums to encourage nuclear nations to join a workable Nuclear Test Moratorium.

(2) Use its influence in all forums to encourage non-nuclear nations to demand the establishment of a Nuclear Test Moratorium and Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

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