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Monday, 23 November 2009
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To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

The petitioners believe that the Youth Allowance changes proposed in the Federal Budget place another barrier to university participation for students in regional areas; unfairly discriminate against students currently undertaking a ‘gap’ year; and contradict other efforts to increase university participation by students from rural and regional Australia. We therefore ask the House to retain the 2nd and 3rd elements of the workforce criterion so that tertiary education is accessible to regional students.

by Mrs Irwin (from 20 citizens)