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PETITIONS

The following 8 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received:

Senators Vallentine and Zakharov, from 24 and 90 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate legislate to close the joint Australian-United States electronic communications facilities at the Watsonia Army Barracks, Victoria.

Senator Durack, from 14 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985.

Senator Walsh, from 10 petitioners praying that the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985 be the subject of a referendum.

Senators Puplick, Ryan and Sibraa, from 505, 8 and 3 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate request the Government to retain the Anzac Rifle Range in Malabar, NSW.

Senator Haines, from 315 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to reduce interest rates.