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The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senators Baume and Lajovic, from 38 and 25 petitioners, respectively, praying that Federal Government per capita grants in respect of all children in non-Government schools be continued at a level not less than that prevailing in 1983.

Senators Childs and Robertson, from 99 and 23 petitioners, respectively, praying that support be shown for the Government's education policies regarding Government and non-Government school funding.

Senators Chaney, Durack and Lajovic, from 35, 5 and 345 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate amend the Sex Discrimination Bill 1983 to prevent it being used in support of deliberately procured abortions.

Senators Hill and Robertson, from 87 and 2 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Local Government (Personal Income Tax Sharing) Act 1976 be amended to provide a minimum guarantee to local government general revenue sharing arrangements.

Senator Hill, from 319 petitioners praying that certain action be taken regarding the Turkish occupation of Northern Cyprus.