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Thursday, 3 February 1994
Page: 267

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

We, the citizens of Australia, draw to the attention of the House of Representatives the issue of East Timor.

Your petitioners therefore request the House to:

(1)reverse the decision of the Australian recognition of Indonesia as ruler of East Timor

(2)support the dialogue between Indonesia and Portugal under the UN auspices aimed at finding a comprehensive and internationally acceptable solution to the question of East Timorese,

(3)appeal for the release of Xanana Gusmao, and

(4)condemn the continuing violations of human rights taking place in East Timor.