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PETITIONS

The following 12 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received:

Senator Puplick, from 278 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to retain the Anzac Rifle Range in Malabar, NSW.

Senator Mason, from 26 petitioners praying that the proposed introduction of compulsory identification cards be rejected.

Senator Messner, from 8 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 Siddons, from 270 petitioners praying that the Senate legislate to close the joint Australian-United States electronic communications facilities at the Watsonia Army Barracks, Victoria.

Senator Powell, from 100 petitioners praying that the lease of the joint Australian-United States Defence Space Research Facility at Pine Gap be terminated.

Senator Georges, from 296 petitioners praying that the Senate oppose the introduction of the $250 tertiary administration fee which was announced in the 1986-87 Budget.

Senator Siddons, from 45 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the imposition of a tertiary education administration charge or reduce the charge for non full-time students.

Senator Siddons, from 38 petitioners praying that the Senate pass the Independent and Multicultural Broadcasting Corporation Bill 1986.

Senator Siddons, from 18 petitioners praying that the Senate reject proposals for a national identification card system and Data Protection Agency.

Senator Vanstone, from 72 petitioners praying that the Senate refer the actions during October 1986 of the Women for Survival to the Privileges Committee, recommend prosecution of those women and request the Government to evict any future protesters who camp outside Parliament House.

Senator Tate, from 271 petitioners praying that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation retain the Tasmanian produced radio program ""Artsview'' and locally produced musical programs and to introduce a local television program with emphasis on the visual arts.

Senator Tate, from 3569 petitioners praying that no drugs be removed from prescription lists for pensioners and that there be no payment cuts on the pre-absorbed Consumer Price Index payable in November 1986.