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The following 8 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator Reid, from 124 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the recommendation of the Vinson inquiry that an abortion clinic be established in Canberra.

Senator Button, from 18 petitioners 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 Reynolds, from 8 petitioners praying that the Senate reverse any decision which commits Australia to participate in the testing of MX Peacemaker missiles, and ensure that Australia's commitment to a nuclear-free zone in the South Pacific be maintained.

Senators Cooney and Zakharov, from 252 and 72 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate legislate to close the joint Australian-United States electronic communications facilities at the Watsonia Army Barracks, Victoria.

Senator Short, from 25 petitioners praying that the Senate reject any changes to the design of the Australian National Flag without the prior approval of Australian citizens at a referendum.

Senator Walters, from 29 petitioners praying that the Senate take action to restrict the viewing of certain films, video tapes and printed material.

Senator Collard, from 187 petitioners praying that the Australian flag be not changed without the consent of the people in a referendum.