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PETITIONS

The following 6 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senators Ellison and Reid, from 10 and 15 petitioners,

respectively,requesting that the Senate take action to increase

funding for breast cancer research and consider further initiatives

through the tax system to encourage donations for breast cancer

research.

Senator Bell, from 70 petitioners requesting that the Senate introduce

legislation requiring the National Registration Authority to provide

all available information on registered chemicals.

Senator Crowley, from 3 254 petitioners requesting that the Senate

take action to reform the Family Law Act and the Child Support Scheme.

Senator Kemp, from 19 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to ensure that Victoria receives its fair share of funding for

existing and proposed national highways.

Senator Kernot, from 1 754 petitioners requesting that the Senate

ensures equality of all workers for carer's leave, regardless of

sexual orientation, gender preferred identity, sex, race or colour.

The following petition, not in conformity with the standing orders, was

presented by Senator Kernot, by leave, and received:

From 4 285 petitioners requesting that the Senate take action to

implement coastal management legislation and provide adequate funding

to ensure its success.