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Thursday, 3 February 1994
Page: 261

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled:

The petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth that:

1.The majority of Western Australians are opposed to any form of title based on a High Court decision and based on eligibility being determined by racial origin.

2.The majority of Australians acknowledge the specific rights granted by the Mabo decision.

3.The issue of whether potential claims for native title should be allowed in any other place, or whether all Australians should have equal right to acquire land under the established laws of the States and Territories—as applied pre-Mabo—should be decided by a referendum of all the Australian people.

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

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