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Thursday, 2 April 1987
Page: 1686

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

We the undersigned are deeply concerned at the impact of the proposed Australia Card legislation on the following grounds:

1. We believe that it represents potentially undesirable interference in the lives of honest Australians and is a grave interference in the civil liberties of Australian citizens;

2. That it will not address the problems of tax evasion and social security fraud;

3. That it will create unnecessary expansion of the bureaucracy;

and calls on the Senate to reject the legislation.

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