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PETITIONS

The following 13 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senators Bourne, Brownhill and Forshaw, from 357, 394 and 226

petitioners, respectively, 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.

Senators Coulter and Spindler, from 1 767 and 39 petitioners,

respectively, requesting that the Senate take action to protect

old-growth and wilderness forests by implementing a comprehensive

plantation strategy.

Senator Beahan, from 3 759 petitioners requesting that the Senate

convey to the French Parliament the Australian community's outrage at

the French Government's decision to resume nuclear testing in the

South Pacific.

Senator Bourne, from 262 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 Bourne, from 231 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 Coulter, from 233 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to protect all Australia's remaining natural heritage forests

and implement sustainable plantation forestry practices.

Senator Coulter, from 100 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to apply conditions retrospectively to woodchip licences to

meet Commonwealth obligations and exclude old-growth forests and

wilderness areas.

Senator Herron, from 176 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 Troeth, from 85 petitioners requesting that the Senate oppose

the passage of the Child Care Legislation Amendment Bill 1995.

Senator Bell, from 138 petitioners requesting that the Senate urge the

Federal Government to establish a national coastal agency with

national powers to stop the destruction of the Australian coastline.