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Wednesday, 9 November 1983
Page: 2460

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

The petition of certain electors of the division of Forrest respectfully showeth that the Australian Citizenship Act contains provision for the oath of allegiance to Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, her heirs and successors, and an affirmation of allegiance to Her Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, her heirs and successors: That the said oath and affirmation of allegiance are supported by the overwhelming majority of Australians.

Your petitioners humbly pray that members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled will ensure that the present oath and affirmation of allegiance are retained; and would strongly oppose any attempt to remove all reference to God and the Queen from the oath of allegiance, and any attempt to remove all reference to the Queen from the affirmation of allegiance.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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