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The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator Crichton-Browne, from 90 petitioners praying that the Senate support the issue of postage stamps to commemorate the service of Australian Forces in Korea and Vietnam.

Senator Crichton-Browne, from 68 petitioners praying that the requirement for a declaration to be completed by pensioner and health-care card holders be immediately abolished.

Senators Baume, Robert Ray, Scott, Kilgariff (on behalf of Senator Archer), Collard, Chipp, Messner, McIntosh, Walters, Foreman, Crichton-Browne, MacGibbon, Colston, Hamer, Peter Rae and Boswell, from 108, 62, 128, 524, 186, 90, 185, 90, 120, 133, 121, 38, 78, 87, 116 and 5057 petitioners, respectively, praying that the United Nations Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women be not ratified.

Senator Robert Ray, from 22 petitioners praying that the maintenance of an efficient, effective public telegram service be ensured.