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Thursday, 24 February 1977

To the right honourable the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled: The humble petition of the undersigned concerned citizens respectfully showeth:

1.   Australia's extensive road system is a national asset wasting because of inadequate Federal and State funding.

2.   Commonwealth Government funding of roads has fallen over the last six years from 2.9 per cent of all Commonwealth outlays to 2.3 per cent.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled, should ensure:

That the Commonwealth Government's long-term policy should be to provide50 per cent of all funding for Australia 's roads.

That at a minimum the Commonwealth Government adopts the recommendations by the Australian Council of Local Government Associations for the allocation of $5,903 million of Commonwealth, State and local government funds to roads over the five years ending 1980-81, of which the Commonwealth share would be 41 per cent as recommended by the Bureau of Roads.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. by Mr Carige, Mr Giles, Mr Kelly, Mr McVeigh, Mr Porter and Mr Thomson.

Petitions received.







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