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Tuesday, 15 August 1972
Page: 8

Senator GUILFOYLE (VICTORIA) - I present the following petition from 175 citizens of the Commonwealth:

To the Honourable the President and Senators in Parliament assembled, the humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectively show that the Australian Government should recognise its responsibility to the people of Australia and their children and take the following action to prevent the possibility of danger to our community from the French Nuclear Tests in the Pacific:

(a)   Notify the French Government that Australians object to the carrying out of Nuclear Tests in our region, and that Australian ships will be in the area carrying official Government representatives during the period of the proposed tests.

(b)   The Australian representative at the Stockholm Conference will make a statement supports the New Zealand representative and other South West Pacific countries by condemning the French Tests as an immoral contamination of a region remote from its own borders.

(c)   The Federal Government should endeavour to limit the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

Petition received and read.

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