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The following petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senators Baume, Sir John Carrick, Grimes and Robertson, from 63, 28, 30 and 26 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senator Lewis, from 73 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 MacGibbon, 2 petitions similar in wording, from 344 and 20 petitioners praying that former legislation banning the entry into Australia and sale of hard-core pornographic and violent videos and publications be re-enacted.

Senators Chipp and Mason, from 15 and 8 petitioners, respectively, praying that all Senators support the Australian Waters (Nuclear-powered Ships and Nuclear Weapons Prohibition) Bill 1984.

Senator Jack Evans, from 14 petitioners praying that all Senators support the Nuclear Weapons Prohibitions Bill 1984.

Senator Walters, from 67 petitioners praying that the Senate take action to restrict the viewing of certain films, video tapes and printed material.

Senators MacGibbon and Messner, from 84 and 194 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Australian flag be not changed except with the consent of the people in a referendum.