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The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senators Chipp, Jack Evans, Haines and Mason, from 300, 298, 312 and 310 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate support the Australian Capital Territory Smoking and Tobacco Products Advertisements Prohibition Bill 1983.

Senators Collard and Messner, from 27 and 417 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Australian flag be not changed except with the consent of the people in a referendum.

Senator Walters, from 1254 petitioners praying that the Senate take action to restrict the viewing of certain films, video tapes and printed material.

Senator Giles, from 175 petitioners praying that the mining and export of uranium in Australia cease.

Senator Zakharov, from 39 petitioners praying that legislation for any plant variety rights system which gives exclusive ownership rights over seeds to individuals, organisations or enterprises be not passed.

Senator Boswell, from 252 petitioners praying that the decision to allow privileges and travel entitlements to homosexual staff of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation be reversed.

Senator Townley, from 15 petitioners praying that the Senate pass a motion in support of the existing Australian flag.

Senator Townley, from 18 petitioners praying that the assets test be abandoned.