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Wednesday, 17 April 1985
Page: 1103

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

That your petitioners are concerned that action by the Government to:

(a) extend entitlements and allowances to de facto relationships as outlined in the August Budget

(b) the granting of overseas travel entitlements to other than spouses of Federal members of Parliament

(c) failure of the Government to prevent the granting of privileges and travel allowances of homosexual partners of members of the A.B.C.

has imposed on the Australian community a moral standard fundamentally opposed to the principles of the Christian Church and the majority of the non Christian community.

Your petitioners most humbly pray that the Senate in Parliament assembled should take immediate action to ensure that these allowances and privileges are withdrawn and that the Government should do all in its power to consolidate the position of the traditional family unit in the Australian community.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.