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Tuesday, 26 November 1985
Page: 2220

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned citizens of the Commonwealth of Australia respectfully showeth:

That in the light of the Labor Government's failure to act to correct the anomalies in the Assets Test on pensions brought to its notice and due to have effect from the 21st March 1985, the Labor Government's legislation should be repealed before it has an unduly unfair impact on pensioners, and calls upon the Australian Democrats to support Senator Messner's Bill for the abolition of the Assets Test.

Your petitioners most humbly pray that the Senate in Parliament assembled should immediately seek the passage of the Social Security and Repatriation Assets Test Abolition Bill to repeal the Labor Government's iniquitous and unfair Assets Test.

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