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Tuesday, 26 August 1980
Page: 679

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned electors of the Division of Isaacs respectfully showeth:

That the Family Law Act should be amended to limit child support orders to a set scale, to provide custody of children to the parent not primarily responsible for the breakdown of the marriage and establish a set schedule for division of matrimonial property that cannot be varied at the discretion of any judge.

These measures would reduce the divorce rate and reestablish stability and security in family life.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Family Law Act be amended to abolish the maintenance and alimony system.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray,

Petition received. by Mr Burns. Petition received.

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