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PETITIONS

The following 6 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senator Bell, from 19 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to apply conditions retrospectively to woodchip licences to

meet Commonwealth obligations and exclude old-growth forests and

wilderness areas.

Senator Bell, from 24 petitioners requesting that the Senate endorse

the December 1995 deadline established by the London Dumping

Convention to end the dumping of jarosite at sea.

Senator Bell, from 23 petitioners requesting that the Senate introduce

legislation requiring the National Registration Authority to provide

all available information on registered chemicals.

Senator Bell, from 22 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to phase out aerial spraying in accordance with the

recommendations of the Senate Select Committee on Agricultural and

Veterinary Chemicals.

Senator O'Chee, from 89 petitioners requesting that the Australian

national flag be retained.

Senator Patterson, from 40 petitioners requesting that the Senate

ensure that the Australian national flag is not changed or replaced

without first being voted upon and approved by the people of Australia

in a national poll.