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PETITIONS

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

Senator Haines, from 421 petitioners praying that the proposed introduction of compulsory identification cards be rejected.

Senator Reid, from 18 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985.

Senator Tate, from 27 petitioners praying that the lease of the Pine Gap Defence Space Research facility be terminated one year from October 1986, and that the future use of the facility be subject to public debate and ratification by the Parliament.

Senator Reid, from 76 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to increase family allowances.

Senators Michael Baume, Peter Baume and Robertson, 3 petitions similar in wording from 14, 25 and 8 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate request the Government to pass on the full benefit of lower international oil prices to the Australian public.

Senators Cooney and Robertson, from 180 and 270 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate legislate to close the joint Australian-United States electronic communications facilities at the Watsonia Army Barracks, Victoria.

Senator Giles, from 16 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to replace certain members of the Film Censorship Board.

Senator Robertson, from 24 petitioners praying that the Senate defer any action on the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985 for a period of 12 months.

Senator Robertson, from 179 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australian Bill of Rights and Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Bills.

Senator Robertson, from 23 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.