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The following 6 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received: Senator Ryan, from 511 petitioners praying that the Senate ensure that the Belconnen Mall in the Australian Capital Territory be retained as a community asset.

Senators Cooney and Zakharov, from 16 and 39 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate request the Government not to increase indirect taxation.

Senator Messner, from 61 petitioners praying that the Senate repeal the Labor Government's assets test.

Senator Puplick, from 227 petitioners praying that the Senate pass Senator Harradine's Bill to prohibit experiments involving the use of human embryos created by in vitro fertilization.

Senator Messner, from 47 petitioners praying that sales tax on Australian produced wine be removed and other measures taken to assist the grape producing industry.