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Wednesday, 26 November 1986
Page: 3765

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned Citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

1. That we the undersigned are totally opposed to the inequitable 33% cut to Education Centres program as announced in the recent budget;

2. That the impact of this will be to cut across programs and projects with a recognised National and International significance;

3. That this Education Centre Program received a 1983 grant of $2.2m and in that year saw $5.3m spent on Education and that a cut of $838,000 will have a devastating effect on this investment in our Nation's future. Your petitioners therefore humbly pray the House of Representatives and Government of the Commonwealth seek to have the Minister to arrange finances within her Portfolio in order that this program be restored to 1986 funding levels or such as may be nearly the same, given national economic constraints, in order to maintain this unique national program.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

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