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PETITIONS

The following petitions, presented by the Senators indicated, were received and read:

Senator MacGibbon, from 11 citizens of Australia praying that the National Women's Advisory Council be abolished to ensure that Parliamentary debate on women's issues is free from intervention by an unrepresentative advisory council.

Senator Colston, from 14 citizens of Australia praying that the Senate reject any proposal to sell Trans Australia Airlines.

The following petition, lodged with the Clerk by the Senator indicated, was received:

Senator Jessop, from 24 citizens of Australia praying that the Senate ensure that a repeater transmitter is established in Wollongong on VHF and UHF bands to enable the migrant population, in particular, to receive Channel O.