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Thursday, 14 November 1974
Page: 2365

Senator MISSEN -I present the following petition from 106 citizens of Victoria:

To the Honourable the President and the members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of the State of Victoria respectfully showeth:

That the Family Law Bill 1974 is a matter of public importance;

That the subject matter of the clauses of the Bill will ultimately have the widest effects on the lives of the citizens of Australia;

That the proposals contained in this Bill are not adequately known to the citizens of Australia;

That the Bill as such has not been the object of the public scrutiny, dialogue and debate which it deserves;

That for these reasons grave concern is felt that the Bill may be passed before the community is aware of its long term consequences.

Your petitioners most humbly pray that the Senate in Parliament assembled should vote that the Family Law Bill 1 974 be made the subject of further community study and that to facilitate this aim the debate on this Bill be adjourned until April, 1975.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

Petition received.

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