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Thursday, 17 November 1983
Page: 2843

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 the contribution to the North Queensland community by the Lavarack Barracks based North Queensland Army Band is such that any moves to scale down or do away with that band would be to the detriment of the community as a whole. It has been strongly rumoured that the N.Q. Army Band is soon to be broken up and its members absorbed into other army bands under the current Manpower Distribution Enquiry being conducted by officers under the Army Chief of General Staff. Any such move would be viewed with extreme disappointment by the large number of North Queensland residents who have come to rely on and appreciate the work done by the band.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the North Queensland Army Band be maintained at its current strength and position, and that the band be given every encouragement to continue the highly appreciated work being undertaken in the North of Queensland.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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