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PETITIONS

The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator Reid, from 78 petitioners praying that support be given to Amnesty International regarding the case of Mr Mart Niklus and that representations be made to the Government of the Soviet Union for his release and sponsored entry into Australia.

Senators Dame Margaret Guilfoyle, Harradine, Townley, Walters and Watson, from 13, 127, 221, 336 and 153 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate make certain amendments to the Sex Discrimination Bill 1983 and ensure that a conscience vote on the Bill is permitted to all members of Parliament.

Senator Chipp, from 12 petitioners praying that additional funding be granted to the Adult Migrant Education Service to enable temporary salaried and full-time sessional teachers to obtain permanency.

Senator Kilgariff, from 525 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to reinstate the television program The Winners to Northern Territory viewers.

Senator Chipp, from 316 petitioners praying that action be taken to denounce the Soviet Union's involvement in the 1932-33 famine in the Ukraine and that steps be taken to ensure the maintenance of human rights by the members of the United Nations.

Senator Macklin, from 289 petitioners praying that the Senate legislate to ensure that no nuclear weapons are allowed into Australia, that all uranium mining cease in Australia and that the Senate urge the Government to encourage the United States and the Soviet Union to stop the nuclear arms race.

Senator Chipp, from 132 petitioners praying that action be taken to discontinue uranium mining in Australia, and in particular the Roxby Downs uranium mine development, and that a moratorium on uranium mining and treatment be declared.

Senators Chaney, Giles, Hamer, Harradine and Walters, from 503, 118, 795, 72 and 241 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate amend the Sex Discrimination Bill 1983 to prevent it from being used in support of deliberately procured abortions.

Senator Archer, from 42 petitioners praying that existing arrangements for women's golf be not affected by the Sex Discrimination Bill 1983.

The following petitions, not in conformity with the Standing Orders, were, by leave, presented by the Senators indicated and received: Senator Jones, from 129 petitioners praying that a Senate Select Committee be established to enquire into and report upon the question of animal welfare in Australia.

Senator Harradine, from 39 petitioners praying that the Sex Discrimination Bill 1983 not be proceeded with.

Senator Harradine, from 74 petitioners praying that the Sex Discrimination Bill 1983 be opposed as it would be detrimental to all facets of the game of golf.