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PETITIONS

The following 7 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senator Sandy Macdonald, 2 petitions similar in wording, from 32 and

15 petitioners, requesting that the Senate take action to facilitate

the placement of cellular telephone transmitters in the Eden-Monaro

electorate.

Senators Reid and Short, from 272 and 11 petitioners, respectively,

requesting that the Senate take action to increase funding for breast

cancer research and consider further initiatives through the tax

system to encourage donations for breast cancer research.

Senator Kemp, from 20 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to ensure that Victoria receives its fair share of funding for

existing and proposed national highways.

Senator MacGibbon, from 151 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.

Senator Newman, from 55 petitioners requesting that the Senate review

the guidelines for young homeless rate benefits and show a greater

commitment to programs which prevent family breakdown.