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Friday, 24 August 1984
Page: 321

The Clerk-Petitions have been lodged for presentation as follows:

Nuclear Disarmament and Peace

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth-

(1) The concerns which people around the world have for the increasing stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction;

(2) The global concern that any nuclear exchange will inflict on humanity unimaginable death and suffering;

(3) The vulnerability that Australians will face in any nuclear conflict between the major powers;

(4) The public concern that government should explore all avenues to ensure that the nuclear threat is eliminated.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Australian Parliament establish a Senate Select Committee on Nuclear Disarmament and Peace to investigate the creation of a Ministry of Peace and Nuclear Disarmament.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.