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PETITIONS

The following 5 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senator Bell, from 53 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 Bourne, from 102 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 Herron, from 270 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.

Senators Bourne and Reid, from 74 and 296 petitioners,

respectively,requesting that the Senate disallow the Public Service

Act regulation removing the right of appeal against higher duties of

12 months or less duration.