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Monday, 24 March 2003
Page: 13273

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

This petition of citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the House the widespread concern and disquiet held by many Australians with the possibility of a US led attack on Iraq and Australia's involvement in such an action.

Your petitioners therefore request the House to:

use its influence to dissuade the US Government from the threat of precipitate military action in Iraq;

refrain from all support of such threats;

continue with diplomatic efforts to reach a resolution of the problems of the region; and

work through the United Nations, as the duly constituted international body, for building a secure basis for world peace.

by Mr Andren (from 64 citizens) and
by Mr Hawker (from 1,129 citizens)