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PETITIONS

The following 17 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received:

Senators Brownhill and Sir John Carrick, from 47 and 134 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate request the Government to retain the Anzac Rifle Range in Malabar, NSW.

Senator Brownhill, from 108 petitioners praying that the Senate defer any action on the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985 for a period of 12 months.

Senators Brownhill and Crichton-Browne, 2 petitions similar in wording, from 297 and 10 petitioners, respectively, praying that the fringe benefits tax legislation be repealed.

Senator Michael Baume, from 52 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to restore funding for ""English as a Second Language'' programs and multicultural education.

Senators Michael Baume, Crichton-Browne and Vigor, from 182, 22 and 103 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate request the Government to protect the right of employees to choose a superannuation scheme and to recognise only those schemes which provide genuine superannuation.

Senator Crichton-Browne, from 31 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to exempt schools from fringe benefits taxes.

Senator Crichton-Browne, from 69 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to reject any proposal to introduce a tax on gold mining or prospecting.

Senator Kilgariff, from 8 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to pass on the full benefit of lower international oil prices to the Australian public.

Senator Zakharov, from 90 petitioners praying that the Senate legislate to close the joint Australian-United States electronic communications facilities at the Watsonia Army Barracks, Victoria.

Senator Newman, from 39 petitioners praying that there be an independent review of the Callaghan Report relating to industry and employment in Tasmania.

Senator Vigor, from 45 petitioners praying that the Senate support the Australian Capital Territory Smoking and Tobacco Products Advertisements Prohibition Bill 1983 [1985].

Senator Coates, from 611 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to prohibit the entry of nuclear weapons into Australia.

Senator Crichton-Browne, from 108 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to ensure that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation maintain the local content of rural radio programs such as the ""Country Hour''.

The following petitions, not in conformity with the Standing Orders were, by leave, presented by the Senators indicated and received:

Senator Michael Baume, from 470 petitioners objecting to legislation to discount the Defence Forces Retirement Benefit and Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefit payments in line with movements in the Consumer Price Index.

Senator Brownhill, from 110 petitioners opposing the capital gains and fringe benefits taxation legislation.