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Wednesday, 8 December 1971
Page: 4269

Mr CALWELL (MELBOURNE, VICTORIA) - I present the following petition:

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

That death from mass starvation and disease is occurring among Pakistan's refugees to an extent that we are moved with great compassion and a sense of urgency.

Your petitioners most humbly pray that the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled should:

Grant the income tax deductions for donations over $2 made towards the relief of overseas disaster areas.

Effect this with haste to ensure the maximum possible aid to those al present in refugee camps and those in danger of famine in East Pakistan. And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

Petition received.

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