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Thursday, 25 August 1983
Page: 255

To the Honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled:

The petition of certain undersigned persons (citizens of Australia) (electors of the Division of Canning) shows concern and dismay that Fr Brian Gore, an Australian citizen and missionary priest in the Philippines is charged with suberversion, possession of explosives and of inciting rebellion, warrants of arrest pertaining to which have been issued and served on 18th October 1982.

Your petitioners therefore pray that you do all in your power to urge the Philippine authorities to cease harassment of Fr Gore and to allow him to continue his missionary work without threat or fear of arrest; furthermore, that Fr Gore be allowed his right to legal advice and representation and of access at all time to this friends and religious colleagues.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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