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PETITIONS

The following 5 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senator Calvert, from 276 petitioners requesting that the Senate

ensure that the existing Australian national flag remains sacrosanct

and remains the sole national flag.

Senator Campbell, from 20 petitioners requesting that the proposals to

charge an administration fee under the Diesel Fuel Rebate Scheme be

abandoned.

Senator Coulter, from 1366 petitioners requesting that the Senate

relieve the impact of the fuel tax rise on rural South Australia.

Senator Kernot, from 575 petitioners requesting that the Senate oppose

attempts by the Government to raise the pension age for women from 60

to 65 years.

Senator Newman, from 115 petitioners requesting that the Senate review

the guidelines for young homeless rate benefits and show a greater

commitment to programs which prevent family breakdown.