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Wednesday, 19 October 1983
Page: 1894

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 shows :

That because the aforesaid U.N. Convention which has been ratified and is about to be made the subject of lawful application by Parliament contains articles which intend to force a re-structuring of our society in that-

(a) Women will have equal responsibilities as well as rights in all areas of society.

(b) Role changing between sexes in society and family, with revision of text books, school programs, and teaching methods to that end.

(c) Provision of networks of child care centres for infants, and that the implication of all these changes will produce a uni-sex society, eliminating the traditional family as the basic unit of Australian society.

Your petitioners therefore humbly beg the Parliament to-

(a) Oppose the recommendations of the Bill introduced to Parliament by Senator Ryan on 2nd June 1983 and any other subsequent Bill intending to force such uni- sex and anti-family legislation as above in (a), (b) and (c).

(b) To set up a select committee to conduct a wide-ranging public inquiry into ways and means of strengthening and supporting the traditional concept of the family as the basic unit of society.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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