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Monday, 23 November 1998
Page: 353

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

The petition of certain citizens draws the attention of the House to the negative effects the Government's jobs, education and health policies are having on Australian women. Failure to create jobs and sustain decent wages together with the rising costs of education, health and childcare which have resulted from deep Budget cuts have reduced both the incomes and the opportunities of Australian women.

Your petitioners therefore ask the House to implement policies which advance the position of Australian women and which reverse much of the damage that has already been done to women as a result of two Federal Budgets.

by Ms Macklin(from 22 citizens)