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PETITIONS

The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator Archer, from 11 petitioners praying that the Senate disallow certain regulations and ordinances dealing with publications and video materials, that action be taken to enforce existing laws, that further measures be taken in association with the States and that the censors more appropriately reflect reasonable and responsible community attitudes.

Senator Collard, from 276 petitioners praying that the Australian flag be not changed except with the consent of the people in a referendum.

Senators Messner, Missen and Peter Rae, from 57, 4 and 21 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Costigan Royal Commission be extended to at least 31 March 1985 and that the Parliament not be dissolved until after it has received and debated the Commissioner's Report.

Senators Baume and Sibraa, from 21 and 57 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senator Kilgariff, from 36 petitioners praying that the Senate take action to restrict the viewing of certain films, video tapes and printed material.

Senator Crowley, from 130 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.