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Friday, 6 December 1985
Page: 3113

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

The petition of the undersigned respectfully showeth:

That the Government did not honour its promise to consult with veterans before introducing the Repatriation Legislation Amendment Bill.

Your petitioners most humbly pray that the Senate in Parliament assembled, should-

Oppose any sections of the Veterans' Entitlements Bill which would have the effect of reducing veterans' benefits and particularly that section which seeks to change the onus of proof.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.