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Monday, 13 September 1971
Page: 1151

Mr WHITLAM (WERRIWA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - 1 present the following petition:

To the Honourable (he Speaker, and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned pupils of Ingleburn North Primary School, their parents and citizens of the area respectfully sheweth:

The Red Kangaroo, largest marsupial in the world, has become extinct or rare in many parts of Australia where it was once numerous.

We therefore humbly pray that you will:

1.   Immediately ban the export of products made from Kangaroos.

2.   Do all you can to prohibit the commercial shooting of Kangaroos and consider making the Kangaroo a protected animal throughout Austraia.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

Petition received and read-

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