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Thursday, 18 October 1973
Page: 2313

To the Honourable the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled.

The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

(a)   That Lake Pedder, the heart of the Southwest National Park of Tasmania Is now being flooded as a consequence of the Gordon River Power Scheme.

(b)   That Lake Pedder is one of Australia's foremost natural assets and part of theinheritance of all Australians.

(c)   That the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Morges, Switzerland, the world's leading conservation organisation, has requested our Commonwealth Government to secure Lake Pedder in its natural state. This request is supported by numerous other international conservation organisations.

(d)   That 220 independent conservation societies throughout Australia support the restoration of Lake Pedder.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the members in Parliament assembled will move to make available to the Tasmanian Government a special grant for the purpose of securing Lake Pedder in its natural state.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. by Mr Crean and Mr Hurford.

Petitions received.

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