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PETITIONS

The following 20 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received:

Senator Chipp, from 199 petitioners praying that the Senate support Senator Chipp's various legislative measures dealing with the prohibition of nuclear weapons.

Senator Peter Baume, from 700 petitioners praying that the Senate oppose any action which would give ownership of Ayers Rock and Uluru National Park to any single group in the community.

Senator Cooney, from 108 petitioners praying that the Senate legislate to close the joint Australian-United States electronic communications facilities at the Watsonia Army Barracks, Victoria.

Senators Chaney, Childs and Robertson, from 165, 106 and 90 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 Withers, from 109 petitioners praying that the Senate amend the Sales Tax (Exemptions and Classifications) Amendment Bill 1985 to remove the sales tax on ice cream.

Senators Vigor and Walsh, from 77 and 233 petitioners, respectively, praying that the further development of the Belconnen Mall, Canberra, include the development of community facilities and the retention of the present child care centre.

Senator Chaney, from 246 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to abandon the proposed tax on fringe benefits.

Senator Robertson, from 736 petitioners praying that a fuel price reduction policy be introduced.

Senator Brownhill, from 24 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.

Senators Chaney and Dame Margaret Guilfoyle, from 193 and 17 petitioners respectively, praying that the assets test be repealed.

Senator Brownhill, from 16 petitioners, praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senator Brownhill, from 39 petitioners praying that the Senate reject certain tax proposals which are outlined in the Government's White Paper of May 1985.

Senator Reid, from 18 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 Chipp, from 1594 petitioners praying that the Senate oppose the proposed tax on fringe benefits provided to bank employees.

Senator Robertson, from 27 petitioners praying that the Senate defer any action on the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985 for a period of 12 months.

Senator Reid, from 24 petitioners praying that the Senate take action to prevent any organisation from acquiring EMS video facilities which are used as an educational resource by the Australian Capital Territory Schools Authority.