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PETITIONS

The following 7 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator Reid, from 47 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australian Capital Territory Smoking and Tobacco Products Advertisements Prohibition Bill 1983 [1985].

Senator Zakharov, from 48 petitioners praying that legislation for any plant variety rights system which gives exclusive ownership rights over seeds to individuals, organisations or enterprises be not passed.

Senators Button and Collard, from 11 and 13 petitioners, respectively, praying that post-secondary tuition fees and any form of the user-pays principle in education not be introduced, that student financial assistance be increased and that visa charges on private overseas students be removed.

Senator Mason, from 20 petitioners praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senator Mason, from 51 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to communicate to the Government of the USSR the wish of the petitioners that the Church of Mary Queen of Peace be restored to the Catholics of Klaipeda in Lithuania.

Senator Collard, from 240 petitioners praying that the Australian flag be not changed without the consent of the people in a referendum.