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Friday, 7 September 1984
Page: 627

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

That as the assets test,

1. will cost the Australian taxpayer at least $30 million in the coming financial year, leaving less money available for pensioners,

2. is causing worry and apprehension amongst older people and their families,

3. will affect those people least able to alter their financial situation, and

4. is confusing many people about to retire after many years of paying taxes, that it be abandoned.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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