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Wednesday, 18 February 1987
Page: 132

To the President and Honourable members of the Senate of the Australia Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned residents of Australia respectively showeth:

By cutting ESL 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 ESL and Multicultural education funding.