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PETITIONS

The following 16 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator McKiernan, from 32 petitioners praying that the Senate support the New Zealand Government in its stand for a nuclear-free South Pacific.

Senator Mason, from 24 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.

Senators Boswell and Reynolds, from 238 and 227 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate request the Government to reaffirm a commitment to provide students from developing countries with access to Australia's education and training resources and to formulate a consistent and considerate overseas students policy.

Senator Reynolds, from 103 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.

Senator Brownhill, from 46 petitioners praying that measures be taken to develop a fair and equitable taxation system.

Senator Brownhill, from 380 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 Messner, from 258 petitioners praying that the Senate repeal the Labor Government's iniquitous and unfair assets test.

Senator Robert Ray, from 175 petitioners praying that the Senate reject post-secondary tuition fees and mandatory overseas student charges and that the commitment to free post-school education be reaffirmed.

Senator Jack Evans, from 240 petitioners praying that the Senate support the Australian Capital Territory Smoking and Tobacco Products Advertisements Prohibition Bill 1983 [1985].

Senator Chipp, from 23 petitioners praying that the imperial system of measurement be restored.

Senator Reid, from 46 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australian Capital Territory Smoking and Tobacco Products Advertisements Prohibition Bill 1983 [1985].

Senator Reid, from 88 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the recommendation of the Vinson inquiry that an abortion clinic be established in Canberra.

Senator Kilgariff, from 28 petitioners praying that the Senate ensure that the Government fulfills its commitment to complete the redevelopment of Darwin International Airport by the scheduled completion date of 1988.

Senator Sir John Carrick, from 21 petitioners praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senator Kilgariff, from 3570 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to cease all aid to the Hanoi Government, to return certain students to Vietnam and to condemn the Vietnamese violation of human rights and their invasion of Laos, Kampuchea and Thailand.