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Thursday, 22 August 1996
Page: 2876

Senator PANIZZA — by leave—I present to the Senate the following petition, from 98 citizens, which is not in conformity with the standing orders as it is not in the correct form:

The Right Honourable John Howard

Prime Minister

Parliament House

Canberra ACT

17th June 1996

Prime Minister

The signatures attached are those of our members, staff and friends who jointly wish it be known that we support, endorse and welcome any measures the Commonwealth and states, seperately or jointly, implement to remove automatic and semi-automatic weapons from our country.

We would also raise the question: "Why any guns at all in a civil society?"