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Thursday, 18 November 1993
Page: 3079

To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled

  The petition of the undersigned shows:

  We the undersigned citizens respectfully submit that Australia, under its constitutional system based on the Monarchy, is one of the world's most oldest and most successful democracies and has led the world in many democratic reforms.

  Our constitution, based on the Monarchy, has:

ensured national independence

maintained national unity in a federation

provided constitutional stability

protected our liberties and freedoms

produced a tolerant society

  Your petitioners therefore request that:

  Australia should remain a democratic constitutional Monarchy with Her Majesty, the Queen of Australia as our Head of State and represented in Australia by a Governor-General.

  And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.