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Wednesday, 2 May 1973
Page: 1552

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 are intolerable anywhere in the world that the knowledge, skills and resources to change these unjust conditions now exist that to obtain 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.

Your petitioners 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 favourables conditions for developing countries. by Mr FitzPatrick.

Petition received.







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