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Monday, 1 June 1987
Page: 3685

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. This petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth that-

Our rain forests cover a tiny 0.1% of Australia's land surface. 75% of our rain forests have been destroyed in the last 200 years. After millions of years time is running out for these magnificent ancient forests.

Our forests are home to an incredible diversity of plants and animals. They must be protected as part of our natural heritage by the Australian Parliament.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

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