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Thursday, 4 October 1984
Page: 1582

To the Honourable the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectively showeth that:

That the barriers to the importation and distribution of hard core pornography should not be lifted for the following reasons, namely,

(a) The material will fall into the hands of young people.

(b) The moral and spiritual health of the community will be seriously eroded.

(c) The promulgation of immoral attitudes results in the violation of the sanctity of marriage and contributes to its breakdown.

(d) Illegitimate use of drugs, soft or hard, destroys the physical, mental and spiritual health of the user, those with whom he associates and ultimately that of the nation.

We the undersigned request the Government to abandon its 1983 decision to alter the A.C.T. Classification of Publications Ordinance forthwith.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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