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Tuesday, 20 September 1983
Page: 961

To the Honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned citizen showeth:

That I protest at the breakdown of our Restrictive Immigration policy which many senior members of our parliament had vigorously supported in their past promises to the Australian people.

We urge the Government to accede, not only to the wishes of the majority, as expressed in all public opinion polls, but also to act in accordance with their own statements, for e.g.:

1. 'The avoidance of difficult social problems following an influx of people having different standards of living.'-ALP policy 1972.

2. 'I believe we should do all in our power to prevent the build up of ethnic groups within Australia.'-Mr M. MacKellar 1972.

3. 'We want One Australian people, One Australian Nation.'-Sir W. McMahon 1972.

4. 'Our policies reflect the firm and unshakeable determination of our government to maintain a homogeneous society, a society that is essentially undivided and free of avoidable tensions.' Dr Forbes 1972.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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