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Thursday, 11 October 1984
Page: 2102

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of certain citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

1. The concern at the presence of Foreign Military Bases in Australia being first strike nuclear targets in the event of both limited and total Nuclear War.

2. The concern at the Government providing port and docking facilities for Nuclear armed warships and allowing the landing of aircraft which may be Nuclear armed.

3. The concern with the danger to all Australians of a policy of alignment with any Nuclear armed Nation.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Australian Parliament shall:

Not renew the leases of any Foreign Military Bases when these leases expire,

Not allow nuclear armed or powered warships to enter Australian ports nor allow the landing of aircraft which may be nuclear armed, and

Legislate for Australia to pursue a policy of Armed Neutrality without alignment with any Nuclear armed nation.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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