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The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator Archer, from 47 petitioners praying that the decision not to upgrade Wynyard Airport in Tasmania be reversed.

Senator Chaney, from 77 petitioners praying that the recurrent grant to tertiary education residential colleges be maintained.

Senator Reid, from 140 petitioners praying that no further action be taken towards self-government in the Australian Capital Territory until after the publication of the findings of the Commonwealth Grants Commission Inquiry and the holding of a referendum of voters of the Australian Capital Territory.

Senators Sir John Carrick and Sibraa, from 32 and 21 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senator Teague, from 19 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to cease discrimination against residents of rest homes and to increase funding for rest homes.

Senator Robertson, from 33 petitioners praying that the Senate pass a motion in support of the existing Australian flag.

Senators Jack Evans and Macklin, each from 294 petitioners praying that the Senate support the Australian Capital Territory Smoking and Tobacco Products Advertisements Prohibition Bill 1983.

Senator Scott, from 23 petitioners praying that the Senate and the Government reject recommendations concerning the funding of private schools, declare a 3-year moratorium on increases in such funding and re-affirm support for government schools.

Senator Watson, from 15 petitioners praying that the Senate disallow certain regulations and ordinances dealing with publications and video materials, that action be taken to enforce existing laws, that further measures be taken in association with the States and that the censors more appropriately reflect reasonable and responsible community attitudes.

Senator Peter Rae, from 13 petitioners praying that the Costigan Royal Commission be extended to at least 31 March 1985 and that the Parliament not be dissolved until after it has received and debated the Commissioner's Report.

Senator Walters, from 1847 petitioners praying that the Senate take action to restrict the viewing of certain films, video tapes and printed material.