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The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator Macklin, from 879 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Federal Government to avoid discrimination against the residents of Queensland under the Medicare scheme.

Senator Macklin, from 74 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.