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Wednesday, 13 May 1987
Page: 3094

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Richmond electorate respectfully showeth that:

The Benefits of War Widows have been altered, and they no longer receive Pharmaceutical Benefits from the Department of Veterans' Affairs. This is causing great concern and hardship, as quite a lot of their medications are no longer available, and nothing to replace them on National Health. They are now required to pay large amounts to obtain their medications, just to stay alive.

Your petitioners humbly pray that the House of Representatives, in Parliament assembled, urge the Government to:

Honour its commitment to these War Widows by: Returning their Veteran Affairs Pharmaceutical Benefits to them immediately, and to refrain from worrying these ageing widows any further by tampering with our Veterans' Affairs Act and breaking all promises made to our husbands.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

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