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PETITIONS

The following 11 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator Walters, from 362 petitioners praying that the Senate take action to restrict the viewing of certain films, video tapes and printed material.

Senator Sir John Carrick, from 21 petitioners praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senator Robert Ray, from 56 petitioners praying that the Senate ensure that chiropractic services are included in Medicare.

Senator Zakharov, from 40 petitioners praying that the Parliament recognise the widespread public opposition to plant variety rights and promote alternative means of royalty collection for plant breeders.

Senator Sir John Carrick, from 29 petitioners praying that the Costigan Royal Commission be reactivated and provided with sufficient resources to conclude its investigations into organised crime in Australia.

Senators Messner and Walters, from 13 and 49 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Australian flag be not changed without the consent of the people in a referendum.

Senators Archer and Walters, from 114 and 484 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate disallow certain regulations and ordinances dealing with publications and video material, that action be taken to enforce existing laws, that further measures be taken in association with the States and that the censors more appropriately reflect reasonable and responsible community attitudes.

Senator Walters, from 1367 petitioners praying that the Senate pass a motion in support of the existing Australian flag.

Senator Georges, from 40 petitioners praying that the Senate reject recommendations concerning the funding of private schools, declare a 3-year moratorium on increases in such funding and re-affirm support for government schools.