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Tuesday, 12 October 1971
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Mr FOX (HENTY, VICTORIA) - I present the following petition:

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned respectfully sheweth:

That death from mass starvation and disease is occurring among Pakistan's refugees on a scale unprecedented in modern history.

That, as part of the world community, the Australian Government has an immediate responsibility for concerted action. Your petitioners most humbly pray:

That the Australian Government take steps to offer employment, at least on a temporary basis, and in order to effect some relief, to academic and qualified persons among the refugees from Bangla Desh.

Your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

Petition received.

Employment of Refugees from Bangla Desh Mr McIVOR - I present the following petition:

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned respectfullyrespectfully sheweth:

That death from mass starvation and disease ls occurring among Pakistan's refugees en a scale unprecendented in modern history.

That, as part of the world community, the Australian Government has an immediate responsibility for concerted action. Your petitioners most humbly pray:

That the Australian Government tak* steps te offer employment, at least on a temporary basis, and in order to effect some relief, to academic and qualified persons among the refugees fs am Bangla Desh.

Your petitioners as In duty bound will ever pray. Petition received.

Monetary Aid for Pakistan's Refugees Mr GORTON- I present the to Stewing petition:

To the Honourable the Speaker and 1/hwAan of the House of Representatives in Parlament assembled. The petition of the undersigned respect fully sheweth:

That death from mass starvation and disease is occurring among Pakistan's refugees en a scale unprecedented in modern history.

That, as part of the world community, the Australian Government has an immediate responsibility for concerted action. Your petitioners most humbly pray that the House of Representatives - in Parliament assembled, should:

Increase monetary aid for the refugees to at least five million dollars immediately, even if this entails reduced spending in other areas.

Encourage and sponsor teams of volunteers with needed skills and medical supplies.

Maintain all this aid for as long as the crisis persists.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

Petition received.







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