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PETITIONS

The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator Baume, from 1219 petitioners praying that the proposal to build an airport in the North-Western region of Sydney, commonly called Scheyville, be rejected and that the findings of the MANS Committee be endorsed.

Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle, from 12 petitioners praying that the Senate amend the Sex Discrimination Bill 1983 to prevent it being used in support of deliberately procured abortions.

Senator Macklin, from 625 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Federal Government to avoid discrimination against the residents of Queensland under the Medicare scheme.

Senator Baume, from 300 petitioners praying that the 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.

Senator Macklin, from 162 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 Macklin, from 34 petitioners praying that the Federal Government undertake a review of tertiary residential college accommodation and that the full subsidy for such accommodation be restored.

Senator Martin, from 21 petitioners praying that the Senate ensure that chiropractic services are included in Medicare.

Senator Scott, from 111 petitioners praying that support be shown for the Government's education policies regarding Government and non-Government school funding.

Senator Sibraa, from 679 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Federal Government to reverse Telecom Australia's proposed decision to close the Manual Assistance Centre in Parkes, New South Wales, until an inquiry into the service is undertaken.

Senator Missen, from 379 petitioners praying that the Federal Government take action to ultimately prohibit the export of live sheep and promote carcass-only trade.