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The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senators Reid and Walters, from 14 and 1015 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate take action to restrict the viewing of certain films, video tapes and printed material.

Senators Chipp, Jack Evans, Haines, Macklin and Mason, from 298, 311, 294, 319 and 261 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate support the Australian Capital Territory Smoking and Tobacco Products Advertisements Prohibition Bill 1983.

Senator Crichton-Browne, from 123 petitioners praying that no further action be taken towards self-government in the Australian Capital Territory until after the publication of the findings of the Commonwealth Grants Commission Inquiry and the holding of a referendum of voters of the Australian Capital Territory.

Senator Durack, from 370 petitioners praying that the Senate pass a motion in support of the existing Australian flag.

Senator Bjelke-Petersen, from 38 petitioners praying that a conscience vote be permitted to all members of Parliament on issues relating to the prevention of the importation and sale of hard-core pornography.

Senator Baume, from 21 petitioners praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senator Robertson, from 22 petitioners praying that the Senate and the Government reject recommendations concerning the funding of private schools, declare a 3-year moratorium on increases in such funding and re-affirm support for government schools.

Senator Robertson, from 11 petitioners praying that the Senate take action to ban the export of kangaroo products.

Senator Reid, from 116 petitioners praying that the Senate disallow certain amendments to the Customs Regulations and introduce legislation which adequately reflects community attitudes towards hard-core pornography.

Senators Bjelke-Petersen, MacGibbon and Martin, from 175, 2131 and 1273 petitioners, respectively, praying that former legislation banning the entry into Australia and sale of hard-core pornographic and violent videos and publications be re-enacted.

Senator Chaney, from 409 petitioners praying that the recurrent grant to tertiary education residential colleges be maintained.

Senator Childs, from 17 213 petitioners praying that the Parliament establish a Ministry of Peace.