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PETITIONS

The following 16 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received:

Senator Brownhill, from 16 petitioners praying that the Senate legislate to ensure that no nuclear weapons are allowed into Australia, that all uranium mining cease in Australia and that the Senate urge the Government to encourage the United States and the Soviet Union to stop the nuclear arms race.

Senator Brownhill, from 116 petitioners praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senators Brownhill, Hill, Richardson and Short, from 76, 21, 784 and 342 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate pass Senator Harradine's Bill to prohibit experiments involving the use of human embryos created by in vitro fertilisation.

Senator Michael Baume, from 32 petitioners praying that the assets test be repealed.

Senator Hill, from 166 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to restore the review of the nursing home benefit rates in November 1985, provide nursing home care concessions for pensioner patients and to resolve its concerns over health care costs with the South Australian Government.

Senator Collard, from 13 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 Jones, from 639 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to ensure that no tax be imposed on health fund contributions or benefits.

Senators Brownhill and Sheil, from 563 and 324 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate reject certain tax proposals which are outlined in the Government's White Paper of May 1985.

Senator Brownhill, from 5327 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 15 petitioners praying that measures be taken to develop a fair and equitable taxation system.

Senator Short, from 40 petitioners praying that the Senate not support the passage of the Human Embryo Experimentation Bill 1985.

Senator Short, from 43 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Human Embryo Experimentation Bill 1985.

The following petitions, not in conformity with the Standing Orders were, by leave, presented by the Senators indicated and received:

Senator Harradine, from 125 and 84 petitioners, respectively, requesting that the Senate support the Human Embryo Experimentation Bill 1985.

Senator Maguire, from 122 petitioners requesting the installation of an Australia Post street letterbox adjacent to 441 Magill Road, St Morris, South Australia.