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Monday, 26 May 2003
Page: 14831

To the Honorable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives assembled in parliament:

The petition of certain southern highlands citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the House the widespread concern, disquiet and anxiety held by many Australians with the planned, unilateral, non UN sanctioned US led attack on Iraq and Australia's military commitment to such an action of war.

Your petitioners therefore request the House to:

· Resolve that Australia not be involved in any unilateral or UN lead war on Iraq;

· Immediately withdraw all Australian military forces from the planned unilateral non-UN sanctioned invasion of Iraq;

· Continue with all diplomatic efforts, including ongoing support to UN weapons inspectors, to resolve the issue of compliance with UN Resolutions concerning weapons of mass destruction in Iraq;

· Work through the UN to ensure that all countries in the Middle East region comply with UN resolutions concerning weapons of mass destruction and illegal occupations;

· Continue with heightened diplomatic effort to work through the United Nations, as the duly constituted international body, for building a secure basis for world peace.

by Mrs Gash (from 226 citizens)