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PETITIONS

The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senators Sir John Carrick, Robertson and Ryan, from 3, 2 and 15 petitioners, respectively, praying that the United Nations Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women be not ratified.

Senator Robertson, from 49 petitioners praying that the Senate expedite the implementation of a home attendant care scheme to assist people who have multiple sclerosis or other diseases.

Senator Ryan, from 28 petitioners praying that the Senate support the Sex Discrimination Bill.

Senator Baume, from 13 petitioners praying that a Senate Select Committee on Nuclear Disarmament and Peace be established to investigate the creation of a Ministry of Peace and Nuclear Disarmament.

Senator Ryan, from 34 petitioners praying that the United Nations Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women be ratified.