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Monday, 29 August 1994
Page: 484

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 as our Head of State and represented in Australia by a Governor-General.