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PETITIONS

The following 11 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received:

Senator Zakharov, from 90 petitioners praying that the Senate legislate to close the joint Australian-United States electronic communications facilities at the Watsonia Army Barracks, Victoria.

Senator Sanders, from 42 petitioners praying that the Constitution be reformed to recognise significant expressions of public concern and that a committee to represent public requests be formed.

Senators Giles and Haines, from 22 and 113 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate request the Government to replace certain members of the Film Censorship Board.

Senator Crichton-Browne, from 25 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 Crichton-Browne, from 43 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to reject any proposal to introduce a tax on gold mining or prospecting.

Senator Crichton-Browne, from 10 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australian Bill of Rights and Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Bills.

Senator Crichton-Browne, from 21 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985.

Senator Crichton-Browne, from 46 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to exempt schools from fringe benefits taxes.

Senator Sanders, from 31 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to re-impose the ban on the sale of uranium to France and strengthen the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty.

Senator Reid, from 1 petitioner praying that the Senate take note of a petition by Mr Andrew Hanley concerning an answer to a Question without Notice given by the Minister for Veterans' Affairs.

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

From 3018 petitioners objecting to any development proceeding in the North Lanyon area of the Australian Capital Territory.