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Wednesday, 21 August 1996
Page: 2743

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

The Petition of the undersigned draws to the attention of the Senate Indonesia's continued denial of human rights to the people of East Timor.

Your Petitioners ask the Senate to call on the Australian Government to:

1. actively support all United Nations resolutions and initiatives on East Timor;

2. actively support the right to self-determination of the people of East Timor;

3. work for the immediate release of all Timorese political prisoners;

4. repeal the Timor Gap Treaty; and

5. stop all military cooperation and commercial military activity with Indonesia.