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Wednesday, 29 June 1994
Page: 2203

Senator CAMPBELL —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

  That the Senate—

  (a)condemns the Minister for Employment, Education and Training (Mr Crean) for his announcement, reported in newspapers on 28 June 1994, that he would legislate to further subsidise student unions in States where the State governments legislate to ensure that young Australians are free to decide whether they join a union on campus;

  (b)confirms that it should be regarded as a birthright of all Australians that they be free to choose to join an association;

  (c)commends the governments of Western Australia, Victoria and Tasmania for legislating to ensure this freedom; and

  condemns the Federal Labor Government for seeking to apply a financial penalty on the taxpayers of States who choose to elect governments who support freedom of individual citizens to make their own choice as to whether or not they join a student union.