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Monday, 8 February 2010
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To the Honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives:

This petition of certain citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the House, the Government’s commitment on 26/1/1988, giving amnesty to all immigrants/refugees, at that time, which, to this day, has still to be en-acted.

Draws to the attention of the house: that A National Human Rights Consultation was launched on 10th December 2008, by attorney general seeking the views of the Australian public on which human rights and responsibilities they consider are important … still to be finalized.

We therefore ask the House to consider: Is it not a “Universal truth” that all men and women are created equal, and endowed, by the Creator, with the power of creative reason? i.e. human.

Is it not the expression of this creativity, through education, and advances and application of scientific discoveries, which has lead to the improvements in the standards of living, and subsequently, the ability to support higher population densities?

We have within our country a small percent of well educated and skilled persons who came to our shores in search of the means to improve their lives, who are contributing within our economy without recognition, support or even acknowledgement of their existence here, as an human being. (non-persons)

As you grant a citizenship certificates to new Australians annually, on this special, Australian day; 26 of January, please consider granting compassionately a permanent residency, to ones who desperately need a place to call home. So please be fair as usual!

Mrs Irwinby (from 5 citizens)

Petitions received.