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Thursday, 20 November 1986
Page: 2565

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled.

The petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

That the imposition of the $250.00 Administrative charge will:

(1) Prove a disincentive for all students-particularly part-time and mature age students-from continuing their tertiary studies.

(2) Lead to higher levels of youth unemployment as fewer students will now enrol in tertiary studies.

(3) Impose economic hardship upon the student population at large.

Your petitioners most humbly pray that the Senate, in Parliament assembled, should vote to reject the imposition of the Administrative charge, or, at the very least, vote to impose a lower fee on students who are not full-time.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.