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Wednesday, 25 June 1997
Page: 5139

To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in the Parliament assembled:

The petition of the undersigned shows: That Australian citizens oppose social, legal and economic discrimination against people on the basis of their sexuality or transgender identity and that such discrimination is unacceptable in a democratic society.

Your petitioners request that the Senate should: pass the Australian Democrats Bill to make it unlawful to discriminate or vilify on the basis of sexuality or transgender identify so that such discrimination or vilification be open to redress at a national level.