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Tuesday, 11 April 1972
Page: 904

Senator BROWN (VICTORIA) - I present the following petition:

To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of citizens of Victoria respectfully showeth:

That they have an objection to the continual selective conscription of 20-year olds, and call on the Government to abandon the National Service Act.

That they call on the Government to raise the standards and conditions of service in the Armed Forces to a professional status with guaranteed security for the serviceman and his family during and after his service.

Your petitioners view with grave concern the use of the Crimes Act to apprehend those who have failed to comply with the requirement of the National Service Act.

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

Petition received and read.

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