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Wednesday, 3 October 1984
Page: 1070

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned shows:

That we hail as a victory for the not-so-silent majority the decision of the Federal Government to now conduct an inquiry into the effects of hard-core pornography and violence upon people and especially children;

That we view with grave concern and deplore the decision of the Hawke Government to allow the sale of this objectionable material to continue and become more widespread during the period of the inquiry.

Your petitioners pray that the Senate, in Parliament assembled, should request the Federal Government to immediately re-enact the previous laws which banned the entry into Australia and the sale of hard-core pornography and violence in video and publication form.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.