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Wednesday, 18 February 1987
Page: 259

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

By cutting E.S.L. funding and eliminating funding for community languages and multicultural education you have attacked tens of thousands of Australian children. You have condemned these children with limited English to gross educational inequality and very dim prospects for their future.

On behalf of these children we call on you to remove this new discrimination which your Budget has guaranteed by immediately restoring E.S.L. and Multicultural education funding.

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

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