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Monday, 18 August 2003
Page: 18669

To the Honourable Speaker and members of the House of Representatives assembled in parliament:

This petition of certain citizens of Australia draws the attention of the House to the current situation of The East Timorese asylum seekers currently in Australia. We request that a special visa class be introduced to enable this group of long-term asylum seekers to be granted permanent residence.

Your petitioners therefore request that the House turns its urgent attention to addressing this injustice and create a new humanitarian visa class for the East Timorese people living in Australia.

by Ms Hoare (from 6 citizens)