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Tuesday, 26 August 1980
Page: 675

To the Right Honourable the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth that they want the victims of the Hilton bomb disaster to receive a fair and just compensation. They remind the Prime Minister and his Government that they found the sum of $ 1 90,000 to compensate the Hilton Arcade shopkeepers for their loss of business and we the undersigned regard the loss of life and permanent injury even more important than the loss of business. The police involved were guarding the Prime Minister's life and one of them lost his life, because the Prime Minister and the other international Heads of State were inside the hotel. Three other police were seriously and permanently injured as a result of the bombing. The undersigned petitioners call upon the Prime Minister and his government to compensate these unfortunate victims, and your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. by Mr Bourchier, Mr Lionel Bowen, Mr Carlton, Mr Kerin and Dr Klugman.

Petitions received.

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