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Tuesday, 13 December 1983
Page: 3638

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled:

The humble petition of undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

1. The concerns which people around the World have for the increasing stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction;

2. The global concern that any nuclear exchange will inflict on humanity unimaginable death and suffering;

3. The vulnerability that Australians will face in any nuclear conflict between the major powers;

4. The public concern that Government should explore all avenues to ensure that the nuclear threat is eliminated.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Australian Parliament establish a Senate Select Committee on Nuclear Disarmament and Peace to investigate the creation of a Ministry of Peace and Nuclear Disarmament.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.