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Thursday, 13 October 1988
Page: 1534

To the Honourable the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of the Indi electorate respectfully showeth that:

Australians living in rural and non-urban areas rely to a great degree on the local road network for all facets of their lives.

Funding for roads is an essential part of the Commonwealth's responsibilities for the maintenance of the transport infrastructure.

Road funding under the Hawke Government has decreased significantly in real terms and local government is particularly disadvantaged by this decline.

Your petitioners humbly pray that the House of Representatives, in Parliament assembled urge the Government to:

immediately address the serious problem of a rapidly deteriorating road network which is confronting local government by allocating more resources, along with State Governments, to local road funding.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.