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Wednesday, 18 March 1987
Page: 1034

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

The petition of certain citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

That the Bill of Rights is a dangerous piece of legislation which gives us no new legally enforceable rights

That the Bill of Rights leaves out vital rights such as the right not to belong to a trade union, the right to own private property, the right to a private education

That the Bill of Rights gives dangerous new powers to a Federal Government Commission to investigate in private, without legal representation and with criminal penalties for refusing to co-operate

That the Bill of Rights deals with our rights; therefore we, the people, should say whether we want it by a referendum.

Your petitioners therefore pray that you will oppose the Bill of Rights, support Liberal amendments to improve it in case it is passed, and pledge to repeal it should it become law.

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