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Monday, 8 February 2010
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To the honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

PETITION TO DECLARE THE 13TH AUGUST AS NATIONAL MARRIAGE DAY

We, the undersigned citizens of Australia draw to the attention of the House of Representatives, the undeniable correlations between family breakdown and the other pathways to poverty, educational failure, serious personal debt, crime, welfare dependency and addiction.

In recognition of the positive contribution that intact, stable marriages make to the well-being of children and society we call upon the House of Representatives to demonstrate its support for marriage by declaring the 13th August each year as National Marriage Day.

Mrs Irwinby (from 123 citizens)