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PETITIONS

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

indicated, were received:

Senator Baume, from 432 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 Bell, from 115 petitioners requesting that the Senate reject

any proposal to increase sales tax on recycled paper products.

Senator Harradine, from 36 petitioners requesting that the Senate

support a world-wide ban on the production, stockpiling and use of all

anti-personnel landmines.

Senator Jones, from 68 petitioners requesting that the Senate condemn

the French Government for its decision to resume nuclear testing at

Mururoa Atoll.

Senator Kernot, from 1 319 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to stop the mining and export of uranium, to dissuade other

nations from nuclear weapons testing and to call on the Minister for

Foreign Affairs to argue the illegality of nuclear weapons before the

International Court of Justice.

Senator Kernot, from 133 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to provide financial aid for clearing landmines from countries

such as Cambodia.

Senator Reid, from 16 petitioners requesting that the Senate call on

the Government to publish full details of the Cabinet decision to fund

Dr Carmen Lawrence's legal challenges to the Western Australian Royal

Commission into the Easton matter and to reverse the decision

immediately.

Senator Troeth, from 154 petitioners requesting that the Senate oppose

the passage of the Child Care Legislation Amendment Bill 1995.

Senator Troeth, from 76 petitioners requesting that the Senate oppose

legislation restricting parents who are unemployed to 12 hours child

care assistance per week.