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PETITIONS

The following 2 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the senators indicated, were received:

 Senator Boswell, from 55 361 petitioners, requesting that the Senate take action to improve, and support more active community involvement in, the Australia-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue.

 Senator Di Natale, from 229 petitioners, requesting that the Senate take action to amend the National Employment Standards with regard to public holidays.

Document: The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Milne), by leave, tabled the following document:

 Social Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2011, Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2012, Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011—Petitioning document from 8 182 signatories opposing the Stronger Futures legislation.

Statement by leave: Senator Boswell, by leave, made a statement relating to the petition he lodged concerning the Australia-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue.