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Wednesday, 23 April 1980
Page: 1691

Senator MASON - I present the following petition from 32 citizens of Australia:

Your petitioners most humbly pray that the Senate, in Parliament assembled, should:

Initiate necessary action for a referendum to be held to amend the Constitution to provide for Citizen's Initiative, on the following conditions:

If a specified percentage of the voters (for example 2 per cent) sign a petition asking that a referendum be held on a certain question, then the Federal Government would be obliged to hold that referendum, and the result would become law.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

Petition received and read.

The Acting Clerk- Petitions have been lodged for presentation as follows:

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