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Monday, 9 May 1994
Page: 418

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

The petition of the undersigned shows:

We the undersigned citizens respectfully submit that Australia, under its constitutional system based on the Monarchy, is one of the world's oldest and most successful democracies and has led the world in many democratic reforms

Our constitution, based on the Monarchy, has:

  ensured national independence

  maintained national unity in a federation

  provided constitutional stability

  protected our liberties and freedoms

Your petitioners therefore request that:

Australia should remain a constitutional Monarchy with Her Majesty, the Queen of Australia as our head of State and represented in Australia by a Governor-General.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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