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Monday, 13 August 2007
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Petition to the Honourable 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:

  • The Socceroos’ international games attract the attention and support of the Australian population;
  • Socceroo matches deserve at least equal status to Australia’s international cricket and rugby matches;
  • The Socceroo’s international performance is of national importance and is of cultural significance; and
  • Socceroo matches warrant being televised on free-to-air television.

Your petitioners therefore ask the House to:

  • Recognise soccer as a national game and provide support for its ongoing development in the Australian community;
  • Recognise the Socceroo’s international games as events of national importance and cultural significance; and
  • Return competitions involving the Socceroos to free-to-air television.
by Mr Georganas (from 9 citizens)