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PETITIONS

The following 23 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received:

Senator Robertson, from 35 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 Robertson, from 21 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to retain the Anzac Rifle Range in Malabar, NSW.

Senator Robertson, from 10 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985 and all cognate Bills.

Senators Georges and Robertson, from 11 and 38 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 Robertson, from 79 petitioners praying that the Senate do all in its power to promote peace and nuclear arms reductions for the future of young Australians.

Senator Robertson, 2 petitions similar in wording, from 36 and 4 petitioners, respectively, praying that the proposed introduction of compulsory identification cards be rejected.

Senator Colston, from 37 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to legislate to bring about a democratic system of voting in Queensland State elections.

Senator Richardson, from 16 petitioners praying that the Senate support the Australia Card Bill 1986.

Senator Parer, from 268 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australia Card Bill 1986.

Senator Vallentine, from 170 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to prohibit the entry of nuclear weapons into Australia.

Senator Vallentine, from 395 petitioners praying that the Senate take action to remove dangers to the earth's ecology imposed by uranium mining and processing and that Government policies be altered to ensure that Australia is not subject to a nuclear threat.

Senator Vallentine, from 8 petitioners praying that the Senate support the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985.

Senators Sir John Carrick and Haines, 2 petitions similar in wording, from 18 and 41 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate reject proposals for a national identification card system and Data Protection Agency.

Senators Peter Baume and Sir John Carrick, from 4 and 27 petitioners, respectively, praying that the fringe benefits tax legislation be repealed.

Senators Haines and Messner, from 19 and 306 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate oppose the introduction of a compulsory identification card; and that the Senate request the Government to take steps to prevent tax evasion and other fraudulent practices.

Senator Vallentine, from 216 petitioners praying that the Australian Government support the stand on nuclear vessels taken by the New Zealand Government and promote the development of nuclear free zones in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Senator Robertson, from 11 petitioners praying that there be established a legal process for prosecuting alleged war criminals resident in Australia which is both clearly defined and equitable.

Senator Zakharov, from 388 petitioners praying that the Senate recognise the widespread public opposition to plant variety rights and promote alternative incentives for plant breeding in Australia.