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Wednesday, 20 September 1972
Page: 1617

To the Honourable the Speakerand Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The petition of the undesignedcitizens of the Commonwealth humbly showeth:

That the undersigned believe -

That hunger, illiteracy, abjectpovertyand injustice are intolerable anywhere in the world.

That the knowledge skills and resources to change these unjust conditions now exist.

That to obtain justice among peoples, world financial and trading systems can and must be changed.

That Australia has the capacity to play a more significant part in enabling the developing countries to achieve improved social conditions for all their people.

Your petitioners most humbly pray that

Australia's Official Development Assistance in 1972-73 be increased to at least $240 million.

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

Australia's trade policies be reviewed to provide more favourable conditions for developing countries. by Mr Malcolm Fraser, Mr Howson, Mr Brown, Sir John Cramer, Mr Drury, Mr England, Mr Erwin, Dr Gun, Mr Reid and Mr Turner.

Petitions received.

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