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PETITIONS

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

indicated, were received:

Senators Baume, Childs, Colston, Kemp and Troeth, from 71, 121, 90, 33

and 32 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 Bourne, from 100 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 Bourne, from 50 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to support a proposal to retain census forms for release for

specific research purposes in 70 or 100 years' time.

Senator Herron, from 109 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.

Senator Lees, from 36 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 Troeth, from 15 petitioners requesting that the Senate oppose

the passage of the Child Care Legislation Amendment Bill 1995.

The following petition, not in conformity with the standing orders, was

presented by Senator Sandy Macdonald, by leave, and received:

From 66 petitioners requesting that the Senate disallow the Public

Service Act regulation removing the right of appeal against higher

duties of 12 months or less duration.