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PETITIONS

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

indicated, were received:

Senators Herron and Patterson, from 1 052 and 628 petitioners,

respectively, requesting that the Senate take action to reform the

Family Law Act and the Child Support Scheme.

Senator Bell, from 87 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

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

comprehensive plantation strategy.

Senator Brownhill, from 507 petitioners requesting that the Senate

legislate to ban the importation and use of the drug RU486 in

Australia.

Senator Herron, from 545 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 McGauran, from 26 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.