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PETITIONS

The following 9 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senators Reynolds and Troeth, from 16 and 922 petitioners,

respectively, requesting that the Senate oppose the passage of the

Child Care Legislation Amendment Bill 1995.

Senator Abetz, from 36 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 Abetz, from 78 petitioners requesting that the Senate oppose

legislation that would jeopardise the freedoms and rights of schools

and religious institutions or force them to compromise their

distinctive moral values.

Senator Bourne, from 141 petitioners requesting that the Senate call

on the Government to take action against the continued denial of human

rights to the people of East Timor.

Senator Bourne, from 365 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.

Senators Abetz and Herron, from 65 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 Jones, from 150 petitioners requesting that the Senate condemn

the French Government for its decision to resume nuclear testing at

Mururoa Atoll.

Senator Troeth, from 2 877 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to remove the 12-hour child care assistance restriction for

long day care based on parents' marital and employment status.