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Wednesday, 24 August 1994
Page: 162

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

The petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia:

  (a) deplores the fact that six Australian women per day die from breast cancer and notes the possibility of contracting breast cancer is as high as one chance in 12 for Australian women;

  (b) recognises the fact that breast cancer has the potential to affect every Australian family;

  (c) recognises that there are inadequate research funds available to help combat breast cancer.

Your Petitioners ask that the Senate call on the Government to:

  (a) increase funding for breast cancer research ten-fold (a minimum of $14 million) in the 1994/95 Budget; and

  (b) consider further initiatives through the tax system to encourage donations for breast cancer research.

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