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Tuesday, 20 September 1983
Page: 964

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The Petition of we the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth that the Polish Government has not honoured its agreement to the Helsinki Agreement, particularly with regard to the following issues:

the freeing of all political prisoners

respecting of all citizen and human rights

the right to form trade unions

the removal of censorship

permission for Polish citizens to travel abroad, especially for family reunions .

We humbly request the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, through proper diplomatic channels, to raise in the United Nations forum a strong request to the Polish Government that it honour its obligation agreed to at the Helsinki Agreement.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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