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PETITIONS

The following 9 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senator Bell, from 46 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 Bell, from 80 petitioners requesting that the Senate introduce

legislation requiring the National Registration Authority to provide

all available information on registered chemicals.

Senator Brownhill, from 329 petitioners opposing any changes to the

Australian flag, supporting the constitutional monarchy and opposing

any moves to turn Australia into a republic.

Senator Burns, from 34 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to ensure that all merchandise associated with the Sydney 2000

Olympics be manufactured solely in Australia from Australian

materials.

Senator Kemp, from 6 petitioners requesting that Australia remain a

constitutional monarchy with Her Majesty the Queen of Australia as

Head of State.

Senator Kemp, from 13 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 132 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 72 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 Reid, from 73 petitioners requesting that the Senate amend the

Childcare Rebate Act and the Social Security (Home Child Care and

Partner Allowances) Legislation Amendment Act to ensure that all

parents with dependent children are treated equally with maximum

freedom of choice.