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Monday, 6 December 1993
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  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 the Prime Minister, Mr Keating should be condemned for his disgraceful public attack on our national flag in a foreign country. The petitioners note that his public remarks

  discredited our proud history and unique culture

  degraded the efforts of all servicemen and women

  insulted and embarrassed proud Australians

  damaged our international reputation as a united and patriotic democratic nation

  Your petitioners therefore request that:

  Mr Keating apologise to the Australian people for his demeaning behaviour in a foreign country.

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