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The following 6 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received:

Senator Bjelke-Petersen, from 279 petitioners praying that the film ""Hail Mary'' be banned in Australia.

Senator Evans, from 12 petitioners praying that there be a public inquiry into the rights of Ion Chirita and family.

Senator Robertson, from 42 petitioners praying that the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985 be the subject of a referendum.

Senator Ryan, from 2 petitioners praying that a Joint Parliamentary Committee be established to consider proposals for the design of a new Australian National Flag.

Senator Sheil, 2 petitions similar in wording, from 97 and 84 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate reject the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985.

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

From 209 petitioners of Christmas Island requesting greater participation in matters affecting Christmas Island.