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Monday, 11 November 1991
Page: 2820

To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled.

  The petition of the undersigned shows:

  We the undersigned citizens respectfully submit that Australia, under its constitutional system based on the Monarchy, is one of the world's most successful democracies. The petitioners note particularly that:

  Australia is one of the world's oldest democracies

  Australia has led the world in many democratic reforms

  Our constitution, based on the Monarchy, has:

  ensured national independence

  maintained national unity in a federation

  provided constitutional stability

  protected our liberties and freedoms

  Your petitioners therefore request that:

  Australia should remain a constitutional Monarchy with Her Majesty The Queen of Australia our head of State and as in duty bound will ever pray. God save The Queen.