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Thursday, 9 December 1976

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled:

The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Canberra, ACT. respectfully showeth that provision should be made in the Wireless Telegraphy Act for children to be able to use walkie talkies.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the House amend the Wireless Telegraphy Act to allow for the use of citizen's band radio by children.

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

Petition received.

United Nations Secretariat for the Social and Economic Development Council

To the Honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled.

The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth that we are deeply concerned by your lack of support for the nomination of Elizabeth Reid to the United Nations Secretariat for the Social and Economic Development Council.

We believe that during Ms Reid's tenure as Women's Advisor she gained world-wide support and recognition for Australia's efforts to represent the needs and interests of all women. Her direction and drive at the United Nations Convention for International Women's Year in Mexico City helped to unite a divided assembly and lay the groundwork for continued international co-operation towards a goal of full equality for all peoples of the world. Her international reputation is secure.

Your petitioners humbly pray that your honourable House will decide in favour of wholehearted support for Ms Reid's nomination, thereby ensuring that the high quality of Australian representatives to the United Nations shall be maintained and augmented.

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

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 area, 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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