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The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senators Kilgariff and Walters, from 29 and 114 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate take action to restrict the viewing of certain films, videotapes and printed material.

Senators Robert Ray and Walters, from 38 and 54 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 Chipp, Jack Evans, Macklin and Mason, from 247, 257, 247 and 1273 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate request the Government to support the United Nations World Disarmament Campaign; remove all nuclear-related military installations in Australia; end all port-of-call and landing rights arrangements for foreign nuclear forces; support the establishment of nuclear-free zones in the Pacific and Indian Oceans; and end the mining and export of Australian uranium.

Senator Scott, from 44 petitioners praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senators Collard and Walters, from 79 and 82 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Australian flag be not changed except with the consent of the people in a referendum.

Senator Zakharov, from 34 petitioners praying that the Senate ensure that the Hanover Centre in Carlton, Victoria, remains open.

Senators Robertson and Walters, from 70 and 23 petitioners, respectively, 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 Walters, from 13 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.

Senators MacGibbon, Macklin and Martin, from 108, 15 and 199 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 Walters, from 35 petitioners praying that laws be enacted and enforced to restrict the importation, production, possession and distribution of pornography in any form.

Senator Chipp, from 19 petitioners praying that all members of Parliament support the Nuclear Weapons Prohibitions Bill 1984.

Senator Chipp, from 15 petitioners praying that all Senators support the Australian Waters (Nuclear-powered Ships and Nuclear Weapons Prohibition) Bill 1984.

Senator Macklin, from 170 petitioners praying that the Senate legislate to ensure that no nuclear weapons are allowed into Australia, that all uranium mining cease in Australia and that the Senate urge the Government to encourage the United States and the Soviet Union to stop the nuclear arms race.

Senator Macklin, from 503 petitioners praying that a Senate Select Committee on Nuclear Disarmament and Peace be established to investigate the creation of a Ministry of Peace and Nuclear Disarmament.

Senator Chipp, from a corporation praying that the Senate request the Government to initiate policies to encourage the growth of a research-based pharmaceutical manufacturing industry in Australia.