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Monday, 13 February 2006
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To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives assembled in Parliament:

The petition of certain citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the House.

Their opposition to food irradiation and the building of the nuclear irradiation facilities, as well as the Electron beam irradiation facility proposed for North Queensland.

Your petitioners therefore request the House to:

  • Prohibit the establishment of a nuclear irradiation facility or X-Ray or Electron beam irradiation facility at any location in Australia.
  • Ban the import, export and sale of irradiated food in Australia.
  • Call on the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Council (ANZFSC) and the Australian New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) to amend Standards A-17 and 1.5.3—Irradiation of Foods in the Food Standards Code to ban food irradiation outright in Australia and New Zealand.
by Mr Tanner (from 20 citizens)

Petitions received.