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Thursday, 21 August 1980
Page: 579

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

Rosemount Repatriation Hospital (Queensland) had been of inestimable value to eligible Repatriation beneficiaries for many years, and the closure or dispersal of the facilities available at the hospital would be a retrograde step.

The proposed decision to close Rosemount Repatriation Hospital follows a sustained campaign by the Minister and the Department of Veterans' Affairs to run-down operations at the hospital through active discouragement by Departmental Administrative Officers of any further referrals by Medical Officers of patients for medically prescribed occupational therapy.

Your Petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Government will reverse its announced decision to close the Rosemount Repatriation Hospital.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. by Mr Humphreys.

Petition received.

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