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PETITIONS

The following 23 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senators Baume, Lewis, Mason, Puplick, Richardson, Short, Sibraa, Tate and Zakharov, from 468, 954, 273, 120, 264, 1025, 399, 117 and 1033 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate pass Senator Harradine's Bill to prohibit experiments involving the use of human embryos created by in vitro fertilization.

Senators Baume and Button, from 73 and 21 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate reject the Human Embryo Experimentation Bill 1985.

Senator Bolkus, from 15 petitioners praying that the Senate support the New Zealand Government in its stand for a nuclear-free South Pacific.

Senator Richardson, from 47 petitioners 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 Brownhill, from 18 petitioners praying that measures be taken to develop a fair and equitable taxation system.

Senator Brownhill, from 1010 petitioners praying that the Senate protect the rights of private enterprise and reject the introduction of any inequitable additional taxes such as capital gains taxes.

Senator Black, from 17 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Industries Assistance Commission recommendation that no assistance be provided to the frozen pea industry and support measures which assist the industry.

Senator Reid, from 48 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australian Capital Territory Smoking and Tobacco Products Advertisements Prohibition Bill 1983 [1985].

Senator Reid, from 19 petitioners praying that the Senate support full military co-operation between Australia and the United States for the defence security of the Australian Commonwealth.

Senator Reid, from 49 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the recommendation of the Vinson inquiry that an abortion clinic be established in Canberra.

Senators Giles and Zakharov (2), 3 petitions similar in wording, from 17, 22 and 15 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate request the Government not to increase indirect taxation.

Senator Watson, from 71 petitioners praying that post-secondary tuition fees and any form of the user-pays principle in education not be introduced and that student financial assistance be increased.