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Tuesday, 28 February 1984
Page: 6

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

The petition of the undersigned shows: that Australia is basically a Christian nation, as shown by figures from the last census. That the Queen of Australia is recognised as head of Australia's Parliamentary System. That no mandate has been sought from, or given by the Australian people to alter our Oath of Allegiance, the proposal to amend the Citizenship Act not being publicised prior to the last Federal election. That removal of reference to God and the Queen is the first small, though significant step towards Republicanism.

Your petitioners pray that the Senate, in Parliament assembled, should ensure that the Government does not remove references to God and the Queen from our Oath of Allegiance and that it be allowed to remain unchanged.