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PETITIONS

The following 6 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senators Childs, Cooney, Sandy Macdonald and West, from 81, 18, 45 and

33 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.

Senator Childs, from 415 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 Knowles, from 154 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.