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PETITIONS

The following 13 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senator Bell, from 38 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 Bell, from 72 petitioners requesting that the Senate introduce

legislation requiring the National Registration Authority to provide

all available information on registered chemicals.

Senator Chamarette, from 927 petitioners requesting that the Senate

take action to protect high conservation value and old-growth forests

in the south west of Western Australia.

Senator Chamarette, from 22 petitioners requesting that the Senate

take action to withdraw from any treaty or agreement with Indonesia

which will lead to the export of uranium and to develop safe and

sustainable energy generation technologies.

Senator Crowley, from 10 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.

Senator Jones, from 1 077 petitioners requesting that the Senate

support the continued occupation of the RAAF base Darwin for military

training and exercises by Australian and friendly air forces.

Senator Jones, from 6 petitioners requesting that the Senate repeal

the Childcare Rebate Act.

Senator Jones, from 909 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 Jones, from 20 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 Jones, from 207 petitioners requesting that the Senate ensure

that the Australian national flag is not changed or replaced without

first being voted upon and approved by the people of Australia in a

national poll.

Senator Knowles, from 45 petitioners 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 Woodley, from 9 petitioners requesting that the Senate oppose

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

to 65 years.

Senator Chapman, from 13 petitioners requesting that the Senate desist

from any further attempts to override and negate Tasmanian law.