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PETITIONS

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

indicated, were received:

Senator Bell, from 89 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to phase out aerial spraying in accordance with the

recommendations of the Senate Select Committee on Agricultural and

Veterinary Chemicals.

Senator Kernot, from 1 035 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to apply conditions retrospectively to woodchip licences to

meet Commonwealth obligations and exclude old-growth forests and

wilderness areas.

Senator Kernot, from 62 petitioners requesting that the Senate oppose

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

to 65 years.

Senator Kernot, from 40 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to provide financial aid for clearing mines from countries such

as Cambodia.