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PETITIONS

The following petitions, presented by the Senators indicated, were received and read:

Senator Colston, from 478 citizens of Australia praying that the Senate reject any proposal to abolish the Community Youth Support Scheme.

Senator Childs, from 2107 citizens of Australia praying that the Government not increase or impose sales tax on printed goods or paper products but instead introduce a resource rental tax for foreign mining companies.

Senator Bonner, from 16 citizens of Australia praying that the Senate make use of its constitutional and legislative powers to grant full land rights and self- management to the Aboriginal people of Queensland.

Senator Colston, from 107 citizens of Australia praying that the Government refuse export permits covering mineral sands mined on Moreton Island.

Senator Mason, on behalf of Senator Chipp, from 125 citizens of Australia praying that the Government ensure that Russian Orthodox community programmes and broadcasters on Radio Station 3EA, Melbourne, reflect current Russian Orthodox community needs and aspirations.

Senator Giles, from 109 citizens of Australia praying that the Government act to prevent any downgrading of postal services to the citizens of Australia.

Senator Jones, from 59 citizens of Australia praying that the Government refuse to extend the existing curfew at Brisbane Airport and to reconsider its siting plans for the proposed new runway so as to minimise noise pollution over approach paths.

Senator Mason, from 60 citizens of Australia praying that all photocopying and videorecording used exclusively for education purposes should be exempted from the provisions of the Copyright Act, and that any amendments to copyright law which affect the education system should not become effective during an academic year.

Senator Colston, from 64 citizens of Australia praying that the Government act to prevent the downgrading or closure of the Manly, Queensland, post office.

Senator Bonner, from 1025 citizens of Australia praying that the Senate reject the application of sales tax to a wide range of basic consumer items.

The following petitions, presented by the Senators indicated, were received:

Senator Button, from 15 citizens of Australia, similar in wording to the petition presented by Senator Childs.

Senator Mason, from 53 citizens of Australia, similar in wording to the petition presented by Senator Bonner relating to land rights for the Aboriginal people of Queensland.

Senator Jones, from 209 citizens of Australia, similar in wording to the petition presented by Senator Colston, relating to the maintenance of the Community Youth Support Scheme.

Senator Jones, from 82 citizens of Australia, similar in wording to the petition presented by Senator Colston, relating to sand mining on Moreton Island.

The following petition, lodged with the Clerk by the Senator indicated, was received:

Senator Button, from 46 citizens of Australia praying that the Government provide funds for the preservation of South West Tasmania but not for development works such as dams or roads.