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The following 4 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received:

Senators Puplick and Peter Rae, from 15 and 22 petitioners, respectively, praying that the proposed introduction of compulsory identification cards be reconsidered and rejected.

Senator Zakharov, from 26 petitioners praying that legislation for any plant variety rights system which gives exclusive ownership rights over seeds to individuals, organisations or enterprises be not passed.

Senator Durack, from 942 petitioners praying that the Senate pass a motion that the existing Australian National Flag be changed only with the approval of the nation as expressed in a referendum.