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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4380

Mr MORRISON (ST GEORGE, NEW SOUTH WALES) - 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 citizens of the Commonwealth humbly showeth:

That the immediate prospect for nearly 70 million Bengalis in Bangla Desh and 9 million refugees in the northeast region of India is of mass starvation on- a scale unprecedented in modern history.

Your petitioners most humbly pray that:

The Australian Government immediately provide $1.0,000,000 in direct aid to refugees now in India and commit itself to a continuing aid programme.

And your petitioners, as in duly bound, will ever pray.

Petition received.

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