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Wednesday, 30 August 1989
Page: 551

Petition to the Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled.

The petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth that:

Romania, whose human rights record had been worse than that of South Africa's even before she embarked on a diabolic village destruction program, deservedly attracts worldwide condemnation.

The systematic cultural genocide of the peoples affected must be prevented.

Therefore your petitioners humbly pray that:

1. the Australian Parliament establish whether or not Romania has satisfied fully her obligations under the Treaty of Trianon (1920) and the Peace Treaty of Paris (1947),

2. if found that Romania violates these agreements, the signatures representing Australia jointly or singularly be withdrawn from the thus invalidated documents,

3. Australia table her findings at the appropriate forums of the United Nations.

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