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Wednesday, 17 November 2004
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From the citizens of Australia to the President of the Senate of the Parliament of Australia.

We the undersigned believe that the Prime Minister's call for Senate Reform is an attempt to dilute the powers of the Senate and to enable the Executive to have absolute control over parliament.

We urge all Senators to ensure the powers and responsibilities, of the Senate are protected in the interests of ensuring good governance on behalf of the Australian people and to oppose any moves by the current, or future, Governments to weaken the ability of the Senate to be a check and balance on the Government of the day.

by Senator Bartlett (from 7 citizens).