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Tuesday, 13 March 1973
Page: 459

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 undersigned believe that hunger, illiteracy, abject poverty and injustice areintolerable anywhere in the world; that the knowledge, skills and resources to change these unjust conditions now exist; that to obtain justice among peoples. world financial and trading systems can and must be changed; that Australia has the capacity to play a more significant part in enabling the developing countries to achieve improved social conditions for all their people.

Yourpetitioners most humbly pray that

Australia's Official Development Assistance in 1972- 73 be increased to at least $240m;

Australia's aid policies be reviewed so that aid given provides maximum benefit to the peoples of developing countries;

Australia's trade policies be reviewed to provide more favourable conditions for developing countries. by Mr Hurford.

Petition received.

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