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PETITIONS

The following 12 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senator Bourne, from 1 193 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to support a proposal to retain census forms for release for

specific research purposes in 70 or 100 years' time.

Senator Brownhill, from 95 petitioners opposing any changes to the

Australian flag, supporting the constitutional monarchy and opposing

any moves to turn Australia into a republic.

Senator Chamarette, from 42 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 302 petitioners requesting that the Senate

take action to protect old-growth and wilderness forests by

implementing a comprehensive plantation strategy.

Senator Chapman, from 868 petitioners requesting that the Senate

support the immigration application for Dana Nance.

Senator Coulter, from 19 petitioners requesting that the Senate

support Commonwealth threatened species legislation which uses the

full powers given to the Commonwealth by the Australian Constitution

and which provides the necessary financial resources to halt the loss

of species.

Senator Herron, from 11 010 petitioners requesting that the Senate

call on the Minister for Human Services and Health to withdraw her

endorsement of the sex guide published in the December 1994 issue of

Cleo magazine.

Senator Watson, from 1 587 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

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

Senator Woodley, from 19 petitioners requesting that the Senate

establish an inquiry into Eastlink, the proposed connection to the

national electricity grid.

Senator Brownhill, from 31 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to protect all Australia's remaining natural heritage forests

and implement sustainable plantation forestry practices.

Senator Lees, from 302 petitioners requesting that the Senate reject

the Health Legislation (Private Health Insurance Reform) Amendment

Bill 1994.

Senator Woodley, from 11 511 petitioners requesting that the Senate

take action to make a widows allowance available to women over 50 who

were widowed, separated or divorced after they turned 40 years of age.

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

presented by Senator Chamarette, by leave, and received:

From 58 petitioners requesting a reduction in aircraft noise at

Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport.