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Wednesday, 1 December 1976
Page: 3016

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

That the Australian nation was founded on the belief that God Almighty is the supreme ruler of the universe and that therefore all people are duty bound to honour Him in their every action.

That the Parliament acknowledges this principle each day of its sitting by the reading of public prayers.

At the same time the nation and many of its leaders seem to seek self gratification as their ultimate goal; leading to grave dissatisfaction amongst many and anarchy in some, which may ultimately lead to the establishment of a dictatorship of either the left or the right.

That many Christians are concerned about the deterioration in moral standards, private as well as public as is instanced by public lawlessness and in the private sphere disobedience to higher authorities and a lowering of moral attitudes.

Your petitioners call on the Australian Parliament to:

Give honour to Almighty God and to acknowledge their high calling; civil authority being in the sight of God, not only sacred and lawful but by far the most honourable of all stations in life. Psalm 82.

To resist all that leads to a belief that material enrichment is the ultimate in personal wellbeing but rather to call upon the nation to fear God and keep His commandments: for that is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12: 13 and 14.

To apply the Universal law of God; the ten commandments to all its legislative actions, thus providing a sound basis on which to build a harmonious relationship between all sections of the community.

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

Petition received.

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