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PETITIONS

The following 10 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senators Herron and O'Chee, from 900 and 336 petitioners,

respectively, 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 Bourne, from 123 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 Coulter, from 112 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to protect all Australia's remaining natural heritage forests

and implement sustainable plantation forestry practices.

Senator Kemp, from 11 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to ensure that Victoria receives its fair share of funding for

existing and proposed national highways.

Senator Kernot, from 11 190 petitioners requesting that the Senate

reject the proposed extension of wholesale sales tax to building

products.

Senator Knowles, from 153 petitioners requesting that the Senate

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

resume nuclear testing in the South Pacific.

Senator Minchin, from 5 575 petitioners requesting that the Senate

amend the Childcare Rebate Act and the Social Security (Home Child

Care and Partner Allowances) Legislation Amendment Act to ensure that

all parents with dependent children are treated equally with maximum

freedom of choice.

Senator O'Chee, from 56 petitioners requesting that the UN Convention

on Desertification not be signed without first receiving the scrutiny

and approval of the Senate.

Senator Coulter, from 718 petitioners requesting that the Senate

support the Australian Democrats bill banning the export of uranium to

France.