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Thursday, 17 September 1987
Page: 239

To the Speaker and Honourable Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled: The petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia showeth:

That whereas the Federal Government has reduced Australian aid to impoverished overseas countries, the following residents of Australia urge the Federal Government to restore in real terms the amount of Australian foreign aid being granted to the agencies of the United Nations and directly to deserving countries, and that the overall aid commitment to assist those people throughout the world who are suffering more than Australians be increased in the 1987/88 budget. Furthermore, that the Federal Government make a commitment to reach a target of 0.7% of the Gross National Product of Australia.

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

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