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Thursday, 8 September 1983
Page: 538

To the Honourable the Speaker and members or the House of Representatives assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth that:

1. Omega by sending low frequency signals, penetrating sea water enables hunter -killer submarines to establish their position and to launch a ''first strike'' attack. Omega is also used by AWACs, the flying radar stations, and for other military purposes.

2. Omega is an important U.S. military base and a potential nuclear target. A nuclear attack on Omega would have a disastrous effect on Victoria and Melbourne .

3. Omega and other U.S. bases in Australia endanger, rather than protect us. They add a new unnecessary menace to a nuclear arms race that must be stopped, if we are to survive.

Your petitioners pray that members and the House assembled will close Omega.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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