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PETITIONS

The following petitions, lodged with the Acting Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator Ryan, from 113 petitioners praying that the Senate take certain action with respect to the functions of the Australian Federal Police.

Senator Sir John Carrick, from 6 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.

Senator Jones, from 6243 petitioners praying that the Senate legislate to provide funding for community-based kindergartens and pre-schools.