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PETITIONS

The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator Messner, from 280 petitioners praying that the Australian flag be not changed except with the consent of the people in a referendum.

Senators Messner and Reid, from 127 and 18 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 Lajovic, from 63 and 5 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senators Chipp, Haines and Mason, from 68, 75 and 50 petitioners, respectively, praying that all Senators support the Nuclear Weapons Prohibitions Bill 1984.

Senator Chipp, from 9 petitioners praying that all members of Parliament support the Nuclear Weapons Prohibitions Bill 1984.

Senator Reid, from 28 petitioners praying that the Senate disallow certain amendments to the Customs Regulations and introduce legislation which adequately reflects community attitudes towards hard-core pornography.

Senator Walters, from 46 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 Walters, from 96 petitioners praying that the Senate take action to restrict the viewing of certain films, video tapes and printed material.

Senator Reid, from 304 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australian Capital Territory Smoking and Tobacco Products Advertisements Prohibition Bill 1983.

Senator Robertson, from 425 petitioners praying that the Senate legislate to remove the requirement for open tendering in Australian Bicentennial Road projects.