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Wednesday, 30 August 1972
Page: 870

To the Honourable the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives in Parliament aseembled. The petition of the undersigned citizens of the Commonwealth humbly showeth: That the undersigned believe:

That the Federal Government should conduct a survey into poverty within Australia. We believe there should be 'an informed approach to overcoming poverty 'which could only be adequately carried out after such a survey.

That the Government has special responsibilities with regards to: the rights and welfare of the Australian Aborigines.

Your petitioners most humbly pray that:

Australia's official aid to overseas countries be raised to 1% of the Gross NationalProduct. (This excludes voluntary aid, military aid and investments in developing countries.)

Contributions to, registered overseas aid organisations by Australian citizens be tax deductible.

Australia's aid policies be reviewed so that aid given provides maximum benefitto the peoples of developing countries.

Australia's trade policies be reviewed to provide more favourable conditionsfordeveloping countries. by Mr O'Keefe.

Petition received.

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