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Wednesday, 27 May 1987
Page: 3408

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. This Petition of undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth that:

(1) A cessation of the testing of nuclear weapons would break the cycle of research, development and deployment of nuclear weapons and prevent the acquisition of new and ever more lethal weapons of mass destruction. It would thus be a major and significant step towards ending the arms race and beginning the disarmament process; and

(2) The Soviet Union has extended its unilateral moratorium on nuclear weapons testing until August 6 this year and has again invited the United States to cease its nuclear testing program.

Your petitioners therefore urge the Australian Government to put the strongest pressure on the United States Government to join the Soviet Union's nuclear test ban.

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

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