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Thursday, 3 February 1994
Page: 265

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

  The petition of the undersigned respectfully showeth that:

  Australia, under its constitutional system based on the Monarchy, is one of the world's most successful democracies. The petitioners note that our constitution, based on the monarchy, has:

  ensured national independence

  maintained national unity in a federation

  provided constitutional stability

  protected our liberties and freedoms

  produced a tolerant society

  Your petitioners therefore request that:

  Australia should remain a democratic constitutional Monarchy with Her Majesty, the Queen of Australia, as our Head of State and represented in Australia by a Governor-General.

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