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Friday, 20 February 1987
Page: 478

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament Assembled. The petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully sheweth that persistent rumours suggest that the Hawke Government intends to reduce Government expenditure by contracting or eliminating programs for war veterans and war widows.

Your Petitioners humbly pray that the Hawke Government honour its commitment and that of previous Governments to ex-servicemen and women by:

Ensure no additional cut-backs will be made to the portfolio of Veterans' Affairs.

Review the previous cut-backs in such areas as the travel allowances, dental scheme and repatriation pharmaceutical benefits scheme.

Proceed with abolishing more stringent conditions applying to the granting of the TPI pension.

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