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Tuesday, 16 March 1982
Page: 1021

The Clerk-Petitions have been lodged for presentation as follows and copies will referred to the appropriate Ministers:

Sales Tax Legislation

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth that your petitioners are gravely concerned at the proposed imposition of Sales Tax on items concerned with home building, clothing, footwear, books and newspapers, wrapping for food.

Your petitioners therefore humbly call upon the Federal Parliament to exempt these items from the proposed Sales Tax as requested by the Senate to avoid such taxes on necessities of life becoming a further burden by home builders, families and children or inhibiting the free flow of information through books and newspapers or reducing employment opportunities for people in the industries concerned and beyond.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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