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Thursday, 7 May 1987
Page: 2828

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

The petition of certain electors in the seat of Lilley shows-

1. That the Federal Government has given a commitment to the provision of tertiary education for the people of Australia; but

2. That certain aspects of the Higher Education Administration Charge may adversely affect access to tertiary education by some categories of students.

Your petitioners therefore pray that:

1. The Federal Government discontinue the Higher Education Administration Charge as soon as is economically feasible.

2. During the operation of the administration charge, a graduated charge be introduced, the amount of which to be related to the number of units studied, so as to promote greater equity.

3. A set maximum charge be introduced for families to alleviate the burden of such a charge on single income earners with more than one dependent student.

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

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