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PETITIONS

The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator MacGibbon, from 568 petitioners praying that former legislation banning the entry into Australia and sale of hard-core pornographic and violent videos and publications be re-enacted.

Senators Collard and Messner, from 649 and 118 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Australian flag be not changed except with the consent of the people in a referendum.

Senator Giles, from 62 petitioners praying that the mining and export of uranium in Australia cease.

Senators Kilgariff and Reid, from 141 and 28 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate take action to restrict the viewing of certain films, video tapes and printed material.

Senator Robertson, from 77 petitioners praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senator Robertson, from 14 petitioners praying that the Senate and the Government reject recommendations concerning the funding of private schools, declare a 3-year moratorium on increases in such funding and re-affirm support for government schools.

Senator Archer, from 42 petitioners praying that the decision not to upgrade Wynyard Airport in Tasmania be reversed.

Senator Chipp, from 75 petitioners praying that all Senators support the Nuclear Weapons Prohibitions Bill 1984.

Senator Robertson, from 308 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to cease discrimination against residents of rest homes and to increase funding for rest homes.

Senator Macklin, from 902 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to increase tertiary student allowances and to take other measures to assist tertiary students.