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Friday, 23 August 1985
Page: 247

The Clerk-Petitions have been lodged for presentation as follows:

Defence Security

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

The undersigned are convinced that an alliance, including full military co-operation, between Australia and the United States is indispensible to the defence security of the Australian Commonwealth; that every alliance involves co-operative arrangements of a practical nature; and that the following arrangements are indespensible to the effective conduct of ANZUS and any similar agreement, to wit: the reception of U.S. naval shipping (nuclear and non-nuclear) in Australian ports; the maintenance of the present U.S. nuclear installations in Australia; reasonable co-operation by Australia in U.S. missile testing programmes.

Your petitioners, therefore, pray the Senate, in Parliament assembled, that you will give this matter your earnest consideration.

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