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The following 8 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received:

Senator Robertson, from 125 petitioners praying that the Senate defer any action on the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985 for a period of 12 months.

Senator Robertson, from 11 petitioners praying that the Senate act to protect society from moral pollution and its harmful effects.

Senators Morris and Robertson, from 581 and 153 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate pass Senator Harradine's Bill to prohibit experiments involving the use of human embryos created by in vitro fertilization.

Senator Vigor, from 257 petitioners praying that the further development of the Belconnen Mall, Canberra, include the development of community facilities and the retention of the present child care centre.

Senator Vigor, from 75 petitioners praying that the Senate support the Australian Capital Territory Smoking and Tobacco Products Advertisements Prohibition Bill 1983 [1985].

Senator MacGibbon, from 206 petitioners praying that the Senate oppose any sections of the proposed Veterans' Entitlements Bill which would have the effect of reducing veterans' benefits, including that which seeks to change the onus of proof.

Senator Robertson, from 537 petitioners praying that any amendments to the Child Care Act provide for professional child care and the genuine needs of children.