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The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senators Coleman, Chipp, Townley, Elstob, Robertson, Coates, Reid, Peter Rae, Missen, Richardson, Primmer, Sir John Carrick, Button, Harradine, Teague and Bjelke-Petersen, from 120, 21, 95, 141, 1146, 111, 85, 17, 76, 110, 109, 156, 111, 119, 175 and 132 petitioners, respectively, praying that the United Nations Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women be not ratified.

Senator Richardson, from 1356 petitioners praying that the dingo be not classified as of 'noxious' or 'vermin' and be given the same protection as other wildlife or breeds of dog.