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Wednesday, 8 May 1985
Page: 1842

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

We, the undersigned, are deeply concerned that Australia's great farm potential is being shackled by unnecessarily rising production costs.

Many Federal and State Government regulations, excessive taxes and charges are damaging the ability of agriculture to compete on world markets, are increasing food costs for Australian families and creating widespread unemployment in both the country and cities.

The undersigned humbly petition the Parliaments of Australia, its States and Territories, to take all measures within their powers to reduce the burden of imposed costs and regulation, allowing Australian farmers to unlock farm potential so the nation as a whole can share the benefits of the resulting growth and prosperity.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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