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Thursday, 27 February 1975
Page: 814

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:

That there is great urgency to preserve the family as the basic unit in society and therefore the stability of family life requires the urgent attention of Parliament.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that:

(   1 ) The present grounds for Divorce should not be changed.

(2   ) The present requirement of seven days waiting period after notification of intention to marry should be extended to thirty days to provide adequate counselling and education.

(3)   Marriage counselling services to further the cause of reconciliation should be more readily avialable.

(4)   Continued social research into the causes of marital instability should be fostered by the Parliament.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. by Mr Howard.

Petition received.

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