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PETITIONS

The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senators Baume, Mason, Robertson and Scott, from 194, 183, 91 and 19 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senators Archer, Hamer and Kilgariff, from 19, 36 and 2 petitioners, respectively, 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 Kilgariff, from 29 petitioners praying that the Senate take action to restrict the viewing of certain films, video tapes and printed material.

Senator Bjelke-Petersen, from 21 petitioners praying that the imperial system of measurement be restored.

Senators Bjelke-Petersen and MacGibbon, from 182 and 722 petitioners, respectively, praying that former legislation banning the entry into Australia and sale of hard-core pornographic and violent videos and publications be re-enacted.

Senators Bjelke-Petersen and Collard, from 140 and 60 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Australian flag be not changed except with the consent of the people in a referendum.

Senator Martin, from 135 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Federal Government to enact laws to ban the entry into Australia and sale of hard-core pornographic and violent videos and publications.

Senator Collard, from 7 petitioners praying that the Senate urge the Federal Government not to proceed with the proposed assets test legislation but await the report on retirement income systems of the Senate Standing Committee on Social Welfare with a view to achieving a fair and equitable retirement incomes policy.

Senator Withers, from 86 petitioners praying that the recurrent grant to tertiary education residential colleges be maintained.

Senator Zakharov, from 25 petitioners praying that the Senate ensure that the Hanover Centre in Carlton, Victoria, remains open.

Senators Jack Evans, Macklin and Mason, from 581, 529 and 1641 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate request the Government to support the United Nations' World Disarmament Campaign; remove all nuclear-related military installations in Australia; end all port-of-call and landing rights arrangements for foreign nuclear forces; support the establishment of nuclear-free zones in the Pacific and Indian Oceans; and end the mining and export of Australian uranium.