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PETITIONS

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

Senators Brownhill and Mason, from 201 and 64 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate defer any action on the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985 for a period of 12 months.

Senator Parer, from 21 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 Parer, from 39 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to pass on the full benefit of lower international oil prices to the Australian public.

Senators Michael Baume, Brownhill and Chaney, from 15, 33 and 14 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate request the Government to introduce its capital gains tax legislation and that this legislation be opposed in the Senate.

Senator Harradine, from 77 petitioners praying that the Senate amend the Sex Discrimination Act to enable the weight lifting limits for women employees to continue.

Senator Parer, from 340 petitioners praying that the Senate reject any reduction in family allowances or the dependent spouse tax rebate.

Senator Brownhill, from 13 petitioners praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senator Brownhill, from 51 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985.

Senator Walters, from 198 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the fringe benefits tax legislation.

Senator Alston, from 166 petitioners praying that the Senate amend Article 14 of the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985 to include the principles of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child made in Geneva, in 1924.

Senator Vigor, from 60 petitioners praying that the Senate support the Australian Capital Territory Smoking and Tobacco Products Advertisements Prohibition Bill 1983 [1985].

Senators Archer and Robertson, from 13 and 10 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate request the Government to protect the right of every employee to choose a superannuation scheme and to recognise only those schemes which provide genuine superannuation.