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Friday, 22 March 1985
Page: 788

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 showeth:

That the people of New Zealand and the New Zealand Government have given an example to the world in their effort to achieve a Nuclear-Free South Pacific and such declaration being endorsed by the people at a General Election.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Australian Government support the principled stand taken by the New Zealand Government and urges it to condemn any efforts by the US Government to impose economic or other sanctions on New Zealand in retaliation for their stand on nuclear vessels. We further urge the Australian Government to urgently implement its policy to promote the development of Zones of Peace and Nuclear-Free Zones in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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