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PETITIONS

The following 7 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator Childs, from 589 petitioners praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senator Childs, from 24 petitioners praying that the Parliament recognise the widespread public opposition to plant variety rights and promote alternative means of royalty collection for plant breeders.

Senator Messner, from 55 petitioners praying that the Senate pass the Social Security and Repatriation (Abolition of Assets Test) Bill 1985.

Senator Robertson, from 15 petitioners praying that no further action be taken towards self-government in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) until after the holding of a referendum of voters of the ACT.

Senator Childs, from 728 petitioners praying that the Senate reject any attempt to re-introduce tertiary fees.

Senator Bolkus, from 18 petitioners praying that the Senate support the New Zealand Government in its stand for a nuclear-free South Pacific.

Senator Short, from 23 petitioners praying that the Costigan Royal Commission be reactivated and provided with sufficient resources to conclude its investigations into organised crime in Australia.