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Thursday, 31 October 1996
Page: 4832


Senator ABETZ —by leave—I present to the Senate the following petition, from 39 citizens, which is not in conformity with the standing orders as it is not in the correct form:

To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

The petition of certain citizens of Australia.

We the undersigned call call on the Australian Government to ensure that Triennial Funding is retained and that no cuts are made to the operation of the Australian Broadcasting Commission. Further, we call on the Australian Government to ensure that ABC services remain free of commercial sponsorship and advertising, that no cuts are made to radio and television services and that Radio National, Classic FM, Radio JJJ and Regional Radio Services are retained.