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Wednesday, 16 February 1977

To the Honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth that we are deeply concerned by your lack of support for the nomination of Elizabeth Reid to the United Nations Secretariat for the Social and Economic Development Council.

We believe that during Ms Reid's tenure as a women's advisor she gained world-wide support and recognition for Australia's efforts to represent the needs and interests of all women. Her direction and drive at the United Nations Convention for International Women's Year in Mexico City helped to unite a divided assembly and lay the groundwork for continued international co-operation towards a goal of full equality for all peoples of the world. Her international reputation is secure.

Your petitioners humbly pray that your Honourable House will decide in favour of wholehearted support for Ms Reid's nomination, thereby ensuring that the high quality of Australian representatives to the united Nations shall be maintained and augmented.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. byMrHurford.

Petition received.

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