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PETITIONS

The following petitions, lodged with the Acting Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senators Baume and Scott, from 52 and 24 petitioners, respectively, praying that support be shown for the Government's education policies regarding Government and non-Government school funding.

Senator Bjelke-Petersen, from 8 petitioners praying that the Local Government (Personal Income Tax Sharing) Act 1976 be amended to provide a minimum guarantee for local government general revenue sharing arrangements.

Senator Kilgariff, from 9 petitioners praying that the Senate amend the Sex Discrimination Bill 1983 to prevent it being used in support of deliberately procured abortions.

Senator Zakharov, from 81 petitioners praying that the Senate ensure that chiropractic services are included in Medicare.