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PETITIONS

The following 5 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator Messner, from 44 petitioners praying that the Australian flag be not changed without the consent of the people in a referendum.

Senator McKiernan, from 46 petitioners praying that the Senate support the New Zealand Government in its stand for a nuclear-free South Pacific.

Senator Brownhill, from 27 petitioners praying that sales tax on Australian produced wine be removed and other measures taken to assist the grape producing industry.

Senator Brownhill, from 66 petitioners praying that the Senate protect the rights of private enterprise and reject the introduction of any inequitable additional taxes such as capital gains taxes.

Senator Brownhill, from 52 petitioners praying that measures be taken to develop a fair and equitable taxation system.