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Wednesday, 21 May 1980
Page: 2957

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives assembled.

The petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

That the National Women's Advisory Council has not been democratically elected by the women of Australia;

That the National Women 's Advisory Council is not representative of the women of Australia;

That the National Women's Advisory Council is a discriminatory and sexist imposition on Australian women as Australian men do not have a National Men's Advisory Council imposed on them.

Your petitioners therefore pray:

That the National Women's Advisory Council be abolished to ensure that Australian women have equal opportunity with Australian men of having issues of concern to them, considered, debated and voted on by their Parliamentary representative without intervention and interference by an unrepresentative "Advisory Council ' '.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. by Mr Ewen Cameron, Mr Howe, Mr Peter Johnson, Mr Lusher and Mr Martyr.

Petitions received.







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