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PETITIONS

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

Senator Melzer, from 21 citizens of Australia praying that the Senate urgently consider granting the service pension to all ex-service personnel.

Senator Mason, from 86 citizens of Australia praying that the Government reject any proposal to establish plant breeders' rights in Australia.

Senator Colston, from 9 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 Dame Margaret Guilfoyle, from 10 citizens of Australia praying that the Senate refrain from enacting any legislation on plant variety rights.