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Thursday, 29 March 1979
Page: 1280

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 we, the undersigned, wish to express our deep dissatisfaction with the present method of adjustment to pensions, namely once a year. Cost of living figures are adjusted every three months, with the cost of goods rising accordingly or more, thus making the pension payment severely behind the times. We request that adjustment to pensions be returned to at least no more than six (6) monthly intervals.

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

Petition received.

Royal Commission on Human Relationships

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 because the Report of the Royal Commission on Human Relationships and its Recommendations-

(a)   contain matters of substance which ought to be pursued.

(b)   result from a wide range of submissions made by Australians from all walks of life.

(c)   identify many problem areas requiring attention.

(d)   have been given media coverage which grossly distorts the contents.

(e)   have thus far been ignored in Parliament.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray:

That the Australian Parliament will:

(a)   debate the report and its recommendations.

(b)   make provision for rational public debate on the report and its recommendations.

(c)   encourage its members to support such public debate in their electorates.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that your honourable House will implement such measures to maintain the Commissioners' 'belief in the right and integrity of the individual to make free choices in the context of human relationships, and to have access to the knowledge and skills which give such a free choice meaning'.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. by Dr Cass.

Petition received.







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