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Tuesday, 14 October 1975
Page: 2031

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

That the decisions of the Australian Government-

(a)   To depart from its 1972 election promise that basic pensions would be related to average weekly earnings and never be allowed to fall ' below 25- per cent thereof, and

(b)   To increase postage costs and the costs of installation and annual rental of telephones, will seriously add to the economic burdens now borne by those citizens who are wholly or mainly dependent on their pensions.

Your petitioners are impelled' by these facts to call upon the Australian Government as' a matter of urgency to review the above-mentioned decisions (a) and (b), and to determine

1.   That pensions be related to average earnings as promised by the Prime Minister in his 1972 policy speech, and

2.   That no charge be made for installation or rental on the telephones of those pensioners entitled to a PMS card.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray,

Petition received. by Mr Oldmeadow. Petition received.

Why alia: Recreation Facilities

To the Honourable, the Speaker and the Members of the House of Representatives assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

1.   That whereas the city of Whyalla suffers a lack of convenient recreation areas, in particular a lack of good swimming beaches, scenic drives, and picnic areas;

2.   That whereas the Point Lowly area has natural attractions which could fulfil this need;

3.   That whereas the access road to the Point Lowly area, part of which traverses an Australian army controlled area, is in an extremely poor condition.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled should take such steps as may be necessary to provide a properly maintained roadway to Point Lowly, to ensure basic recreation facilities for the citizens of the city of Whyalla.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

Petition received. by Mr Wallis Petition received.







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