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Monday, 6 June 1994
Page: 1309

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

The petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth

  That the majority of Australians clearly stand united in satisfaction with their existing Australian National Flag which reflects their values, history and heritage,

  and that they condemn unwarranted attacks on their historic Australian Flag, whenever or wherever made by any Australian citizens.

  So therefore do we call upon the Senate to ensure that the Australian National Flag, as publicly acclaimed in 1901 and confirmed under the Flags Act (1953), is not changed, replaced or diminished at any time, or in any manner whatsoever, without such a proposal being first voted upon and approved by a majority of Australian citizens in a national referendum.

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