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PETITIONS

The following 10 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received:

Senator Brownhill, from 264 petitioners praying that the fringe benefits tax legislation be repealed.

Senators Brownhill and Gietzelt, from 443 and 455 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate request the Government to retain the Anzac Rifle Range in Malabar, NSW.

Senator Kilgariff, from 13 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to renew the lease on the Australian-United States joint defence facility at Pine Gap for a further 10 years from October 1987.

Senator Boswell, from 32 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985.

Senator Boswell, from 134 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australian Bill of Rights and Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Bills.

Senator Boswell, from 41 petitioners praying that the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985 be the subject of a referendum.

Senator Zakharov, from 128 petitioners praying that the Senate legislate to close the joint Australian-United States electronic communications facilities at the Watsonia Army Barracks, Victoria.

Senator Short, from 218 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to withdraw the fringe benefits tax legislation.

Senator Boswell, from 601 petitioners praying that the mail service for Coominya District, Queensland, operate from Coominya Post Office.