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PETITIONS

The following 7 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senators Colston and Christopher Evans, from 3 570 and 98 petitioners,

respectively, requesting that the Senate convey to the French

Parliament the Australian community's outrage at the French

Government's decision to resume nuclear testing in the South Pacific.

Senator Bell, from 70 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 Herron, from 859 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 Christopher Evans, from 1 105 petitioners requesting that the

Senate initiate the diplomatic action necessary to bring about a

reversal of the French decision to resume nuclear testing in the South

Pacific.

Senator Herron, from 619 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to ensure that substantial overseas aid is provided for

training programs for clearing landmines, and urge the Government to

use international forums to promote the Inhumane Weapons Convention

and prohibit landmines.

Senator Knowles, from 2 612 petitioners requesting that the Senate

register a strong protest at the decision of the French Government to

resume nuclear testing in the South Pacific.