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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4380

Mr REID (HOLT, VICTORIA) - I present the following petition:

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

That as part of the world community, the Austalian Government has an immediate responsibility for concerted action on behalf of those sulfering and left without home or work through their effective expulsion as refugees from East Pakistan.

Your petitioners most humbly pray that the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled should -

Urge that the Australian Government take steps to offer employment at least on a temporary basis, and in order to effect some relief, to academic and qualified persons among the refugees from Bangla Desh.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

Petition received.

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