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Wednesday, 14 May 1980
Page: 2174


Senator COLLARD (QUEENSLAND) - I present the following petition from 14 citizens of Australia:

To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament 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 humbly 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 representatives without intervention and interference by an unrepresentative 'Advisory Council '.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

Petition received.







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