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Friday, 24 August 1984
Page: 323

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. This petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth that the post-school education sector has been neglected in recent years .

Therefore we call on the members of the Senate to endorse:

(1) Increases in TEAS to at least the level of the poverty line. All people should be guaranteed a living wage.

(2) Increased funding for campus based childcare.

(3) The abolition of the overseas student visa charge which is grossly discriminatory.

(4) Increased funding for student housing.

(5) Increased funding for libraries to ensure facilities are adequate.

(6) The establishment or supplementation of campus based student loan funds which are interest free and short-term.

(7) Increasing the level and number of postgraduate awards.

(8) Extending services to part-time, mature age and external students to open access to education.

(9) Increasing student representation at all levels.

(10) Innovation in curriculum to ensure curriculum is relevant and critical.

(11) Increasing education funding to improve existing facilities.

(12) Funding quality student health services which help contribute to the successful completion of courses.

(13) Expanding enrolments to open access to education.

(14) Compensating institutions for the costs of amalgamation.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that:

The Senate will support the above claims;

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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