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Thursday, 23 August 1984
Page: 223

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The petition of certain citizens of Australia shows that:

Woorabinda Aboriginal Reserve (Population over 600), west of Rockhampton Queensland, is severely isolated because of 34 kms of unsealed road which can become impassable in wet weather, extremely high telephone installation charges (over $1,000 per phone) being asked by Telecom Australia, and poor radio and television reception.

Your petitioners therefore pray that the Australian government will:

a. provide funds to the Duaringa Shire Council to seal the 34 kms of the Duaringa-Bauhinia Downs road which is now unsealed, and which services Woorabinda; and

b. call on Telecom Australia to provide telephone installations at a much more reasonable cost.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.