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PETITIONS

The following 4 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senator Gareth Evans, from 418 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 Gareth Evans, from 157 petitioners requesting that the Senate

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

anti-personnel landmines.

Senator Short, from 63 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.

Senator Margetts, from 260 petitioners requesting that the Senate call

on the World Bank to re-negotiate the Structural Adjustment Program

that has been imposed on Papua New Guinea.