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PETITIONS

The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator Macklin, from 69 petitioners praying that the Senate legislate to prevent the construction of a uranium enrichment plant in South East Queensland, and reject all applications for the export of products from and foreign investment in uranium enrichment plants.

Senator Bjelke-Petersen, from 24 petitioners praying that the Government restore the Imperial system of measurement.

Senators Bolkus, Macklin, Coates, Coleman, Keeffe, Haines and Walsh, from 26, 35 , 16, 43, 17, 657 and 18 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Parliament urge the Government to establish a Royal Commission to investigate the effects on Vietnam veterans of the use of toxic chemicals in the Vietnam war.

Senator Jessop, from 14 petitioners of Western Australia praying that the maintenance of an efficient, effective public telegram service be ensured.

Senator McLaren, from 31 petitioners praying that the generous terms of a Commonwealth home loan granted to the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Anthony, be granted to the thousands of home buyers suffering undue hardship because of high interest rates.

Senator Mulvihill, from 13 petitioners praying that the Senate ensure adequate funding for higher education, provide students with adequate financial assistance and oppose the re-introduction of tertiary fees.