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PETITIONS

The following 8 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators

indicated, were received:

Senators Bell and Bourne, from 87 and 282 petitioners,

respectively,requesting that the Senate take action to protect all

Australia's remaining natural heritage forests and implement

sustainable plantation forestry practices.

Senator Bell, from 38 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to phase out aerial spraying in accordance with the

recommendations of the Senate Select Committee on Agricultural and

Veterinary Chemicals.

Senator Jones, from 239 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

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

comprehensive plantation strategy.

Senator Newman, from 49 petitioners requesting that the Senate support

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

anti-personnel landmines.

Senator O'Chee, from 160 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 Woodley, from 4 501 petitioners requesting that the

contributions to the development of Australia made by those of

religious conviction be recognised in the study of Australian history

and democracy.

Senator Woodley, from 146 petitioners requesting that the Senate take

action to scale down military exercises such as Kangaroo '95 and

suspend all military co-operation with the Indonesian government.