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PETITIONS

The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator Macklin, from 66 petitioners praying that the Senate legislate to ensure that no nuclear weapons are allowed into Australia, that all uranium mining cease in Australia and that the Senate urge the Government to encourage the United States and the Soviet Union to stop the nuclear arms race.

Senators Lewis and Messner, from 131 and 223 petitioners, respectively, praying that the tax on fortified wine either be withdrawn or modified in its method of application and collection.

Senator Reid, from 137 petitioners praying that support be given to Amnesty International regarding the case of Mr Mart Niklus and that representations be made to the Government of the Soviet Union for his release and sponsored entry into Australia.