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The remonstrance



The remonstrance


Northern Territory. Parliament. Legislative Council


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Presentation of grievances on behalf of the people of the Northern Territory to the Commonwealth of Australia stating that the political rights of the citizens of the Northern Territory are inferior to those of the rest of the nation. This document was created in late 1962.




Northern Territory -- Politics and government -- 1945-1965; Petition, Right Of -- Northern Territory

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Legislative Council for the Northern Territory

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[11] pages ; 30 cm.

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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- 11 8. ~T~h~e~~~~~~~~~A~u~s~t~r~a~l~i~a~n~c~o~n~t~l~'n~e~n_t~h~a~s~bL,e~e~n~p~l~a~c~e~d in failure of the Commonwealth Government to the logical entry point for any As witness: One thousand miles of Australian coastline in the Northern Territory is defended only by a naval force consisting of one small fisheries protection vessel and an airforce of unidentified strength, sometimes held to be two aircraft. No attempt has been made to strengthen vital lines of communication from the North coast to other parts of Australia. Apart from one emergency landing strip within twenty miles of Darwin there exists no alternative airport for use in the event of damage to the Darwin runways. Civil Defence in the Territory remains undeveloped and inadequate for want of finance and Government support THE PRAYER. The Legislative Council for the Northern Territory humbly prays that the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia give consideration to the grievances herein set out and seek means to alleviate the distress of the people of the Northern Territory. And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray_

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