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Thursday, 30 April 1987
Page: 2036

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

The petition of the undersigned citizens of the Commonwealth of Australia respectfully showeth:

That the Hawke Government's failure to correct the anomalies arising from the application of the assets test on pensioners, with the failure of the Australian Democrats to support Senator Messner's bill to repeal the assets test, is causing unnecessary hardship for Australia's aged, particularly those living in rural areas.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Hawke Government will itself take action to repeal its iniquitous and anomalous test.

And your petitioners as in duty bound ever pray.