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The following 7 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senators Alston, Burns, Faulkner and Patterson, from 71, 122, 85 and

83 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 Jones, from 51 petitioners requesting that the Senate condemn

the French Government for its decision to resume nuclear testing at

Mururoa Atoll.

Senator Lees, from 198 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to protect old-growth and wilderness forests by implementing a

comprehensive plantation strategy.

Senator Woodley, from 105 petitioners requesting that the Senate

support a world-wide ban on the production, stockpiling and use of all

anti-personnel landmines.