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Thursday, 28 February 1985
Page: 394

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

That whereas recent Government actions will lower the standard of censorship in Australia, beginning in the Australian Capital Territory;

And whereas the availability of pornographic materials will promote violence, promiscuity and unfaithfulness in marriage, resulting in a weakened and vulnerable society;

And whereas those who choose not to utilize pornographic materials must live in the depraved society created by those who do;

We therefore pray that the Government, which rightly protects people from physical harm from such things as unproven and doubtful medications, will similarly provide protection from psychological, social and spiritual harm brought about by pornographic materials, and specifically, that those materials recently classified as Category 1 and Category 2 will be refused classification and totally banned.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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