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PETITIONS

The following 13 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received:

Senators Sir John Carrick and Robertson, from 810 and 41 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985 be the subject of a referendum.

Senators Messner and Robertson, 2 petitions similar in wording, from 30 and 86 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate reject the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985.

Senators Messner and Robertson, from 373 and 11 petitioners, respectively, 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 Zakharov, from 27 petitioners praying that legislation for any plant variety rights system which gives exclusive ownership rights over seeds to individuals, organisations or enterprises be not passed.

Senator Messner, from 132 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to introduce its capital gains tax legislation and that this legislation be opposed in the Senate.

Senator Zakharov, from 36 petitioners praying that the Senate legislate to close the joint Australian-United States electronic communications facilities at the Watsonia Army Barracks, Victoria.

Senator Vigor, from 25 petitioners praying that the practice of petrol companies controlling petrol retail outlets which are in competition with independent retailers be outlawed.

Senator Sanders, from 260 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to reallocate taxes collected from conscientious objectors to war from military-related expenditure to a Peace Tax Fund.

Senator Robertson, from 16 petitioners praying that the Senate defer any action on the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985 for a period of 12 months.

Senator Kilgariff, from 14 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to pass on the full benefit of lower international oil prices to the Australian public.