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Thursday, 15 December 1983
Page: 3826

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled.

We the undersigned citizens of Australia are concerned at the termination of the tax exemption on Defence Force Reserve pay. We are convinced that unequal relativities in pay will occur and the Reserve Force will lose a large number of dedicated training servicemen and women which will make it impossible for the Reserve to meet its commitments to the defence of Australia.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Senate will act to form a Senate Select Committee to inquire into and report on the effect of the removal of the tax exemption prior to the implementation of Government policy.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.