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PETITIONS

The following 5 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received:

Senator Ryan, from 15 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to retain the Anzac Rifle Range in Malabar, NSW.

Senator Brownhill, from 45 petitioners praying that the lease of the Pine Gap Defence Space Research Facility be terminated and that the future use of the facility be subject to public debate and ratification by the Parliament.

Senator Brownhill, from 17 petitioners praying that no measures be taken to legalise drug usage and that the number of support facilities for drug users be increased.

Senator Mason, from 288 petitioners praying that the introduction of an annual administration charge for higher education be opposed.

Senator Mason, from 639 petitioners praying that the introduction of an annual administration charge for higher education be opposed and that the visa charge and full cost tuition fees for overseas students be removed.