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Thursday, 13 October 1988
Page: 1535

To the Honourable the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled.

The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully sheweth that:

The subject of immigration is of deep concern, and supports the following significant community views placed before the Fitzgerald Committee on Immigration:

(1) That Asians accounting for 40% of the total migrant intake is viewed with considerable concern by the Australian people;

(2) The Anglo-Australian sense of superiority of their culture previously manifest in the policy of assimilation remains a significant factor in the community and should be taken into account as the wishes of the people on this important matter;

(3) It is a matter of concern that 43% of one million of those residentially qualified migrants to take out citizenship have not done so;

(4) It is a major recommendation that the Federal Government consult the Australia people by Referendum on the subject of Asian immigration, and then affirm its commitment to the immigration policies which conform to the general wishes of the majority of the people, and should be recognised by Government as such.

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

Protect our national identity, and preserve the Australian way of life.

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

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