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Thursday, 30 April 1987
Page: 2288

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

And, to the Australian Government.

This petition of concerned Australian citizens respectfully points out that a comprehensive ban on all nuclear weapon tests in all environments for all time would be a vital first step towards:

inhibiting the addition of more and more sophisticated and destabilizing nuclear weapons to the world's arsenals;

arresting the extension of the arms race to outer space;

upholding the provisions of existing treaties and agreements.

Your petitioners humbly pray that:

1. The Australian Government-(a) take new initiatives to encourage all member states of the United Nations-especially the Governments of nuclear weapon states-to conclude at an early stage a treaty banning all nuclear weapon tests in all environments for all time, (b) call on all nuclear weapon states to declare an immediate moratorium on all nuclear weapon tests pending conclusion of a CTB.

2. All federal members of Parliament and senators make strong representations to the Australian Government to act towards these goals.

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