Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download PDFDownload PDF 

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment

PETITIONS

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

Senator Puplick, from 299 petitioners praying that the Senate defer any action on the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985 for a period of 12 months.

Senator Boswell, from 58 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to protect the right of employees to choose a superannuation scheme and to recognise only those schemes which provide genuine superannuation.

Senator Michael Baume, from 114 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 Durack, from 2 petitioners praying that a Joint Parliamentary Committee be established to consider proposals for the design of a new Australian National Flag.

Senator Bjelke-Petersen, from 35 petitioners praying that the film ""Hail Mary'' be banned in Australia.

Senators Boswell and Harradine, 2 petitions similar in wording, from 17 and 396 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate reject the Australian Bill of Rights and Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Bills.

Senator Walters, from 1195 petitioners praying that the existing Australian National Flag be not changed.

Senator Zakharov, from 15 petitioners praying that the Senate support and recognise the African National Congress and the South West Africa People's Organisation as the legitimate representatives of South Africa and Namibia and provide financial support to these organisations.

Senator Archer, from 165 petitioners praying that the Senate pass Senator Harradine's Bill to prohibit experiments involving the use of human embryos created by in vitro fertilization.

Senator Childs, from 23 petitioners praying that the Senate not legislate for plant variety rights.

Senator Knowles, from 13 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to provide adequate and ongoing financial assistance for the National Youth Coalition for Housing.

Senator Vigor, from 75 petitioners praying that the Senate support the Australian Capital Territory Smoking and Tobacco Products Advertisements Prohibition Bill 1983 [1985].

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

From 25 petitioners praying that there be a public inquiry into the rights of Ion Chirita and family.