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Tuesday, 8 November 1977
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To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

That we are deeply concerned by the mounting evidence that as many as100,000 East Timorese may have been killed since the invasion of East Timor by Indonesian forces,

That we recall Mr Peacock's speech to the House of Representatives on 4 March1976, wherein the Minister for Foreign Affairs stated that Australia's policy on East Timor was 'clear' and had been made known 'through diplomaticchannels and atgovernment-to-government level,

That we are mindful of Mr Peacock's definition of the said policy, viz. that it called for 'the withdrawal of Indonesian troops ... a cessation of hostilities ... the implementation of an act of self-determination ... a resumption of humanitarian aid through the International Committee of Red Cross'.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that Australian policy on East Timor be publicly and unequivocally re-stated and be implemented as forcefully as possible.

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

Petition received.







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