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Wednesday, 20 March 1985
Page: 583

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives of the Australian Parliament in Canberra assembled.

The Petition of certain citizens respectfully showeth:

That the current Telecom Australia practice of charging STD telephone rates for telephone users living in 'outer metropolitan' areas is unfair given that Telecom's method of determining what is an outer metropolitan area (by drawing concentric circles on a map centring on the Perth GPO) does not take into account the development of regional and subregional corridors of urban growth which are encouraged by the West Australian State Government.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the recommendations of the House of Representatives Committee on Expenditure concerning Telecom's zonal charging policies be implemented so that areas of urban growth at significant distances from the Perth GPO are not automatically classified as STD telephone areas but instead that consideration be given to the development of areas of urban growth in relation to their STD status.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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