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Wednesday, 17 April 1985
Page: 1102

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

That the people of New Zealand and the New Zealand Government have given an example to the world in their efforts to achieve a nuclear-free South Pacific, and such decision being endorsed by the people at a general election.

Your petitioners therefore pray that the Australian Government support the principled stand taken by the New Zealand Government and urges it to condemn any efforts by the U.S. Government to impose economic or other sanctions on New Zealand in retaliation for their stand on nuclear vessels.

We further urge the Australian Government to urgently implement its policy to promote the development of zones of peace and nuclear-free zones in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.