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Wednesday, 8 December 1971
Page: 4265


Mr HAYDEN (OXLEY, QUEENSLAND) - 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 citizens of the Commonwealth humbly showeth:

That the immediate prospect for nearly 70 million Bengalis in Bangla Desh and 9 million refugees in the northeast region of India is of mass starvation on a scale unprecedented in modern history.

Your petitioners most humbly pray that:

The Australian Government immediately provide $10,000,000 in direct aid to refugees now in India and commit itself to a continuing aid programme.

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

Petition received.







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