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PETITIONS

The following 26 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received:

Senators Brownhill, Michael Baume, Peter Baume and Sir John Carrick, from 268, 32, 387 and 115 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate defer any action on the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985 for a period of 12 months.

Senator Brownhill, from 14 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 Zakharov, from 22 petitioners praying that any amendments to the Child Care Act provide for professional child care and the genuine needs of children.

Senator Townley, from 17 petitioners praying that the proposed introduction of compulsory identification cards be reconsidered and rejected.

Senators Crowley, Foreman, Maguire, Parer and Vigor, from 147, 212, 304, 161 and 138 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 Peter Baume, from 89 petitioners praying that the Senate not support the passage of the Human Embryo Experimentation Bill 1985.

Senator Sheil, from 35 petitioners praying that the Senate reject certain tax proposals which are outlined in the Government's White Paper of May 1985.

Senator Bjelke-Petersen, from 980 petitioners praying that the Australian flag be not changed without the consent of the people in a referendum.

Senators Michael Baume, Peter Baume and Brownhill, from 33, 20 and 51 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senator Michael Baume, from 2679 petitioners praying that the Senate prevent the Government from transferring Illawarra's television station, WIN TV, from VHF to UHF transmission.

Senator Robertson, from 121 petitioners praying that the Senate not legalise the possession, sale, hire or supply of any pornographic material.

Senator Bjelke-Petersen, from 77 petitioners praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senator Peter Baume, from 124 petitioners praying that the ban on the export of kangaroo products be re-applied.

Senator Foreman, from 23 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985.

Senator Chipp, from 45 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australian Bill of Rights and Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Bills.

Senator Parer, from 313 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to protect companies that establish private superannuation schemes and oppose any compulsory superannuation schemes which are controlled by trade unions.

Senator Robertson, from 123 petitioners praying that the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985 be the subject of a referendum.

The following petition, not in conformity with the Standing Orders, was, by leave, presented by Senator Reid and received:

From 490 petitioners objecting to any development proceeding in the North Lanyon area of the Australian Capital Territory.