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The following 9 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received:

Senator Durack, from 15 petitioners praying that the Australian Bill of Rights Bill 1985 be the subject of a referendum.

Senator Durack, from 253 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australian Bill of Rights and Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Bills.

Senator Cooney, from 125 petitioners praying that the Senate legislate to close the joint Australian-United States electronic communications facilities at the Watsonia Army Barracks, Victoria.

Senators Sir John Carrick, Childs, Gietzelt, McIntosh, Puplick and Richardson, from 205, 197, 207, 429, 224 and 1004 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate request the Government to retain the Anzac Rifle Range in Malabar, NSW.