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Wednesday, 13 October 1971
Page: 2235

Mr KING (WIMMERA, VICTORIA) (Assistant Minister assisting the Minister for Primary Industry) - I present the following petition:

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned respectfully sheweth:

That death from mass starvation and disease is occurring among Pakistan's refugees on a scale unprecedented in modern history.

That, as part of the world community, the Australian Government has an immediate responsibility for concerted action.

Your petitioners most humbly pray:

That the Government grant income tax deduction for donation over $2 made towards the relief of overseas disaster area.

That this be effected with haste to ensure the maximum possible aid to those at present in refugee camps and those in danger of famine in East Pakistan.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

Petition received.

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