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Monday, 16 November 1964

Senator MORRIS (QUEENSLAND) - My question is directed to the Minister in Charge of Commonwealth Activities in Education and Research. Recognising that accommodation pressures on our universities in Australia are creating grave problems in relation to the admittance of some students seeking advanced education, will the Minister advise whether the report which attributed to Professor T. G. Hunter, Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Sydney, the statement that about 20 per cent, of graduates were illiterate, is substantially a correct report of the Professor's statement? The report was published in the Sydney Press on Saturday last, 14th November. If it is a correct report, is the statement a reasonably correct assessment of fact? If so, can the Minister give any explanation of this extraordinary and almost incredible situation?

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