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Tuesday, 2 October 1984
Page: 1006

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully shows that:

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

We view with deep concern, and deplore, the decision of the Government to allow the sale of this objectionable material to continue to become even more widespread during the period of the inquiry.

We request the Federal Government to immediately enact laws to ban 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.