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Thursday, 17 September 1987
Page: 237

To the Honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully sheweth that:

The Hawke Government's Australia card will be an attack on the civil liberties and privacy of all Australians, will not achieve the claimed results, will provide a boost to organised crime and will be an enormous burden to the private sector, especially small business, already snowed under with government charges, taxes and red tape.

Your petitioners humbly pray that the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled urge the Parliament to:

Abandon legislation for any type of national identity system and work toward building a society based on trust not suspicion.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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