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PETITIONS

The following 14 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received:

Senator Collard, from 114 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to restore family allowances and associated taxation benefits to a reasonable and fair level.

Senators Jones, Richardson and West, from 42, 435 and 34 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate support the Australia Card Bill 1986.

Senator Jones, from 54 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to legislate to bring about a democratic system of voting in Queensland State elections.

Senator Mason, from 1421 petitioners praying that the Senate reject any proposal to introduce compulsory identification cards.

Senator Boswell, from 3 petitioners praying that the Senate reject certain tax proposals which are outlined in the Government's White Paper of May 1985.

Senator Peter Baume, from 7 petitioners praying that the fringe benefits tax legislation be repealed.

Senator Reid, from 28 petitioners 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.

Senators Archer and Walters, from 60 and 20 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate ensure the stability of Tasmania's forestry industry by informing the Australian people of the efforts of the Tasmanian Government, and those persons who derive their livelihood from the industry, to abide by the Memorandum of Understanding between the Commonwealth and Tasmanian Governments.

Senator Newman, from 629 petitioners praying that the tertiary education administration charge be assessed on a pro-rata basis for non full-time students.

Senator Haines, from 2 petitioners praying that the proposed Soviet Information Centre be not opened.

Senator Vigor, from 150 petitioners praying that the Senate support the Australian Capital Territory Smoking and Tobacco Products Advertisements Prohibition Bill 1983 [1985].