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PETITIONS

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

indicated, were received:

Senator Bourne, from 106 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 Campbell, from 114 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 Cooney, from 31 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 Christopher Evans, from 64 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 Kernot, from 336 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 38 petitioners requesting that the Senate reject

the proposed extension of wholesale sales tax to building products.

Senator Woodley, from 68 petitioners requesting that the Senate

support the Australian Democrats bill banning the export of uranium to

France.

Senator Woodley, from 114 petitioners requesting that the

contributions to the development of Australia made by those of

religious conviction be recognised in the study of Australian history

and democracy.

Senator Woodley, from 48 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to provide financial aid for clearing landmines from countries

such as Cambodia.

Senator O'Chee, from 694 petitioners requesting that the Senate

support the retention of the Department of Social Security office at

Yeppoon, Queensland.