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PETITIONS

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

Senators Macklin and Reynolds, from 344 and 20 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate request the Government to oppose the process of food irradiation and ban the importation of radioactive substances used in this process.

Senator Mason, from 80 petitioners praying that the Senate pass the Independent and Multicultural Broadcasting Corporation Bill 1986.

Senators Gietzelt and Richardson, from 112 and 108 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate request the Government to retain the Anzac Rifle Range in Malabar, NSW.

Senator Macklin, from 66 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the imposition of a tertiary education administration charge or reduce the charge for non full-time students.

Senator Giles, from 34 petitioners praying that the Human Rights Commission, or any body that replaces it, be allocated adequate resources.

Senator Tate, from 67 232 petitioners praying that the Senate do all in its power to promote peace and nuclear arms reduction for the future of young Australians.

Statement, by leave: Senator Tate, by leave, made a statement relating to the petition lodged for presentation by him this day.

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

From 591 citizens requesting that the alliance between Australia and the United States be strengthened and that joint defence facilities be supported.