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The following 6 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator Reid, from 114 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 Brownhill, from 15 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 77 petitioners praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senators Collard and Messner, from 33 and 69 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate pass the Social Security and Repatriation (Abolition of Assets Test) Bill 1985 [No. 2].

Senator Jack Evans, from 255 petitioners praying that the Senate support the Australian Capital Territory Smoking and Tobacco Products Advertisements Prohibition Bill 1983 [1985].