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PETITIONS

The following 15 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senators Baume, Bjelke-Petersen and Scott, from 187, 1005 and 164 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate pass Senator Harradine's Bill to prohibit experiments involving the use of human embryos created by in vitro fertilization.

Senator Reid, from 107 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the recommendation of the Vinson inquiry that an abortion clinic be established in Canberra.

Senator Reid, from 115 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australian Capital Territory Smoking and Tobacco Products Advertisements Prohibition Bill 1983 [1985].

Senator Brownhill, from 38 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 Baume, from 42 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Human Embryo Experimentation Bill 1985.

Senator Reid, from 15 petitioners praying that the Senate support full military co-operation between Australia and the United States for the defence security of the Australian Commonwealth.

Senator Collard, from 308 petitioners praying that sales tax on Australian produced wine be removed and other measures taken to assist the grape producing industry.

Senator Reynolds, from 39 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government not to increase indirect taxation.

Senator Watson, from 118 petitioners praying that post-secondary tuition fees and any form of the user-pays principle in education not be introduced and that student financial assistance be increased.

Senator Robertson, from 92 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Industries Assistance Commission recommendation that no assistance be provided to the frozen pea industry and support measures which assist the industry.

Senator Kilgariff, from 201 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 Kilgariff, from 192 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to give further consideration to the adverse effects of petrol price increases on the people of the Northern Territory and other isolated regions.

Senator Harradine, from 155 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to remain consistent in its obligations to uphold the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and to take action to prevent the operation of legalised brothels in Victoria.

The following petition, not in conformity with the Standing Orders, was, by leave, presented by Senator Cooney and received: From 210 petitioners praying that the Human Embryo Experimentation Bill 1985 be supported.