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Friday, 1 May 1987
Page: 2145

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

The petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

(1) That we are totally opposed to the introduction of the Labor Government's Australia Card.

(2) That this form of national and compulsory identification will be intrusive, costly for taxpayers and business, and will not be effective in combatting the growing problems of tax evasion, illegal immigrants or social security.

(3) That we are deeply concerned at the Labor Government's inability to provide effective and efficient methods to combat tax and social security fraud, without resorting to expensive, ineffective and authoritarian measures which are alien to the Australian way of life.

(4) That we call upon the Labor Government to improve management systems within the Australian Taxation Office and other departments, to crack down on tax evasion and fraudulent practices.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will pray.