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The following 11 petitions, lodged with the Clerk by the Senators indicated, were received:

Senator Macklin, from 19 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the imposition of a tertiary education administration charge or reduce the charge for non full-time students.

Senator Macklin, from 320 petitioners praying that the Senate request the Government to oppose the process of food irradiation and ban the importation of radioactive substances used in this process.

Senator Siddons, from 97 petitioners praying that the lease of the joint Australian-United States Defence Space Research Facility at Pine Gap be terminated.

Senator Macklin, from 30 petitioners praying that the Senate support the Constitution Alteration (Democratic Elections) Bill 1985.

Senator Richardson, from 56 petitioners praying that no measures be taken to legalise drug usage and that the number of support facilities for drug users be increased.

Senator Vigor, from 150 petitioners praying that the Senate support the Australian Capital Territory Smoking and Tobacco Products Advertisements Prohibition Bill 1983 [1985].

Senators Macklin and Vigor, from 13 and 146 petitioners, respectively, praying that the Senate pass the Independent and Multicultural Broadcasting Corporation Bill 1986.

Senator Brownhill, from 143 petitioners praying that the fringe benefits tax legislation be repealed.

Senator Brownhill, from 26 petitioners praying that the Senate reject the Australia Card Bill 1986.

Senator Reynolds, from 14 petitioners praying that there be a National Education Day of Peace for the Youth of Australia as part of the International Year of Peace.