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PETITIONS

The following 8 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senator Abetz, from 50 petitioners requesting that the Senate support

the rights of Tasmania to determine its own social laws and oppose any

legislation seeking to override Tasmania's laws.

Senator Bell, from 21 petitioners requesting that the Senate endorse

the December 1995 deadline established by the London Dumping

Convention to end the dumping of jarosite at sea.

Senator Brownhill, from 283 petitioners opposing any changes to the

Australian flag, supporting the constitutional monarchy and opposing

any moves to turn Australia into a republic.

Senator Coulter, from 183 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to protect old-growth and wilderness forests by implementing a

comprehensive plantation strategy.

Senator Coulter, from 17 petitioners requesting that the Senate grant

all higher education students independent status under Austudy.

Senator Kernot, from 140 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

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

Senator McGauran, from 44 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to facilitate the placement of cellular telephone transmitters

in the Eden-Monaro electorate and areas of far east Gippsland.

Senator Kernot, from 127 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to increase the rates of Austudy and Abstudy to levels

comparable to social security benefits.