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Monday, 24 June 1996
Page: 2577

To the Honourable Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives assembled in Parliament.

The petition of Citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the House the recent funding cut of 33⅓ per cent to the SkillShare Program and a lack of commitment to the Program beyond September 1996. This cut will force a dramatic reduction of services, support and assistance to unemployed people—the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our communities.

Your petitioners therefore request the House to intercede on our behalf to strongly oppose these and any future cuts and to defend the cost-effective SkillShare Program.

Mr Martin Ferguson