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Tuesday, 11 September 1984
Page: 978

To the Honourable the Speaker, and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled:

The humble petition of the undersigned electors of Australia respectfully shows

that the Australian flag reflects Australia's membership of the Commonwealth of Nations, her position in the southern hemisphere and her federation of original colonies;

recognises that the flag as a symbol of pride for most Australians, such that several organisations, including the ALP, incorporated the flag in their motifs.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Australian Government will resist moves to change the Australian flag, or if changes is contemplated that the question be put to the Australian people by referendum to seek their views.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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