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PETITIONS

The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator Robertson, from 13 petitioners praying that the Senate support the Sex Discrimination Bill 1983.

Senator Baume, from 264 petitioners praying that the Senate re-instate education funding to independent schools on an equitable basis.

Senator Hamer, from 10 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.

Senators Jack Evans and Robertson, from 21 and 117 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate ensure that chiropractic services are included in Medicare.

Senator Baume, from 66 petitioners praying that the Federal Government per capita grant in respect of all children in non-Government schools be continued at a level not less than that prevailing in 1983.

Senator Robertson, from 53 petitioners praying that the United Nations Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women be not ratified.

Senator Jack Evans, from 57 petitioners praying that the Senate increase the duty on all polyolifin circular woven sacks and cloth imported into Australia.

Senators Button and Robertson, from 45 and 8 petitioners, respectively, praying that the United Nations Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women be ratified.

Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle, from 67 petitioners praying that the tax on fortified wine either be withdrawn or modified in its method of application and collection.

Senator Robertson, from 44 petitioners praying that the Senate take certain action to improve funding and services to the post-school education sector.

Senator Jack Evans, from 7 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 Robertson, from 64 petitioners 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.

Senators Sir John Carrick and Gareth Evans, from 27 and 53 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate not support the Sex Discrimination Bill 1983.

Senator Robertson, from 24 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.

Senators Baume, Chaney, Childs, Gareth Evans, Jack Evans, Richardson, Robertson and Sibraa, from 198, 53, 49, 779, 116, 93, 230 and 278 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 Button, from 1319 petitioners praying that Government funding of Youth Forum be ensured.