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PETITIONS

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

Senator Sanders, from 137 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to re-impose the ban on the sale of uranium to France and strengthen the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty.

Senator Chaney, from 49 petitioners praying that the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations be amended to include provisions relating to blasphemy, obscenity and indecency.

Senator Zakharov, from 344 petitioners praying that the Senate legislate to close the joint Australian-United States electronic communications facilities at the Watsonia Army Barracks, Victoria.

Senator McKiernan, from 41 petitioners praying that the lease of the Pine Gap Defence Space Research Facility be terminated one year from October 1986, and that the future use of the facility be subject to public debate and ratification by the Parliament.