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Wednesday, 27 November 1974
Page: 2821

To the Honourable the President and the Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The humble petition ofthe undersigned citizens of the State of Victoria respectfully showeth:

That the Family Law Bill (1974) is a matter of public importance:

That the subject matter of the clauses of the Bill will ultimately have the widest effects on the lives ofthe citizens of Australia:

That the proposals contained in this Bill are noi adequately known to the citizens of Australia:

That the Bill as such has not been the object ofthe public scrutiny, dialogue and debate which it deserves;

That for these reasons grave concern is felt that the Bill may be passed before the community is aware of its long term consequences;

Your petitioners most humbly pray that the Senate in Parliament assembled should vote that the Family Law Bill ( 1974) be made the subject of further community study and thai to facilitate (his aim the debate on this Bill be adjourned until April, 1975.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray, by Senator Walsh. Petition received.







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