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PETITIONS

The following 3 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senator Bell, from 9 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 Newman, from 92 petitioners requesting that the Senate review

the guidelines for young homeless rate benefits and show a greater

commitment to programs which prevent family breakdown.

Senator Spindler, from 4 000 petitioners requesting that the Senate

amend the Family Law Act to reform family law institutions, provide

for pre-divorce counselling, re-introduce a fault clause and ensure

appropriate parental rights.