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Tuesday, 13 June 2006
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Petition to the Honourable the President and Members of the Federal Senate in Canberra. The Petition of the Citizens of Australia states that:

(1)   The rich Christian heritage of political freedom that we enjoy in Australia has benefited all Australians; and was confirmed when we became a Federated Commonwealth in 1901 with the adoption of the Australian Constitution, the Preamble of which states, ‘Humbly relying on the blessing of Almighty God’.

(2)   Many Christians around the world suffer persecution for their faith in countries where Christian principles are not enjoyed and seek refuge in our nation of Australia.

(3)   The need of these Christians is an urgent need and their Christian beliefs and practices are compatible with the principles on which our Nation was established.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that immigration policies be framed to expedite the entry of Christian refugees into Australia.

by The President (from 17 citizens).