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Tuesday, 23 August 1983
Page: 7

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled:

The petition of certain 77 citizens of Australia shows that public schools in New South Wales, that educate over seventy per cent of school children, are in danger of further and serious deterioration in quality as vital support-staff jobs disappear and many building maintenance works are postponed.

Your petitioners therefore pray that:

(1) Federal funding for public schools in this State be readjusted to more favourable levels as of pre 1975; and

(2) That, as regards basic per capita education funding, no private schools in New South Wales be placed in any better position than any public schools; and that, to the extent that funding in past years has placed any such private school in an advantageous position, the balance be redressed as soon as practicable by progressive reductions in funding.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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