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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 05 Hansard (Tuesday, 22 August 1995) . . Page.. 1188 ..


Euthanasia

The petition read as follows:

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory:

The petition of the congregation of the United Pentecostal Church in the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly:

We oppose Euthanasia on moral grounds as being totally contradictory to the Bible and to the Australian Constitutional System, where it is enshrined that no person needs to justify their reason for living.

Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: reject the bills to introduce euthanasia.

Legislative Assembly Prayer

The petition read as follows:

Petition to the ACT Legislative Assembly, through the Speaker, Mr Greg Cornwell MLA, seeking the restoration of prayers at the commencement of each session of the Legislative Assembly.

To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory in Parliament assembled:

The petition of the undersigned residents of the Australian Capital Territory respectfully notes that:

(1) We are opposed to the abolition of the Legislative Assembly’s opening prayer and replacement by ‘silent reflection’.

(2) We believe that, as the population of the Australian Capital Territory is at least 75 per cent Christian (committed and nominal), the Legislative Assembly has ignored the greater majority of the residents of this territory.

We request that the Legislative Assembly recognise the Christian beliefs of the majority of the A.C.T. residents, and to rescind the motion that abolished the opening prayer.

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


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