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PETITIONS

The following 4 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senator Kemp, from 58 petitioners requesting that Australia remain a

constitutional monarchy with Her Majesty the Queen of Australia as

Head of State.

Senator Newman, from 69 petitioners requesting that the Senate review

the guidelines for young homeless rate benefits and show a greater

commitment to programs which prevent family breakdown.

Senator Lees, from 59 petitioners requesting that genital mutilation

be classified as an illegal activity and that discrimination on the

grounds of sex be sufficient reason for granting refugee status.

Senator Lees, from 63 petitioners requesting that the Senate ensure

that preference is given to Australian-owned companies and Australian

goods and services in relation to the Sydney 2000 Olympics.