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Wednesday, 18 March 1987
Page: 848

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

(1) That the Government's proposed Identity Card is the greatest threat to civil liberties in the history of this country.

(2) That the I.D. card will be a costly and unnecessary method of attacking tax evasion and social security fraud; and

(3) That the proposal will impose yet another bureaucratic burden on the business sector.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Senate reject the Government's legislation to introduce the Australia Card or any other identity card system.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.