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Wednesday, 1 December 1976

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

That in November 1956, following the attack on Budapest by Soviet troops, the Australian Representative raised this matter in the General Assembly of the United Nations.

That the General Assembly established a Special Committee to report on all aspects of the question of Soviet intervention in Hungary.

That today, twenty years later, Soviet troops are still located in Hungary and the Soviet Union exercises undue influence over the affairs of that country.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled will ask the Australian Government to instruct its representative in the United Nations to raise the subject of continuing Soviet interference in the affairs of Hungary.

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

Petition received.

Symphony Orchestra in Newcastle

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled, the humble petition of the undersigned citizens of the Hunter Valley Region respectfully showeth the lack of a resident professional symphony orchestra in Newcastle and surrounding areas, with consequent denial to the citizens of adequate provision of concerts, opera, ballet, school concerts, teaching of various orchestral instruments and career opportunities for young musicians.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that Parliament give due and early consideration to the provision of funds, in association with the N.S.W. State Government, Local Governments and the community of this region, for the establishment and maintenance of the Hunter Symphony Orchestra, consisting initially of 40 players, located in Newcastle and serving the cultural needs of the 500 000 inhabitants of the region, in accordance with the proposal and budget submitted to the Industries Assistance Commission.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. by Mr Charles Jones.

Petition received.







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