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Wednesday, 29 April 1987
Page: 1949

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

The petition of the undersigned shows that there is an urgent need for Commonwealth financial assistance for the provision of multicultural public library services.

Your petitioners request that the Senate, in Parliament assembled, should take steps to ensure adequate assistance from the Commonwealth Government to public libraries throughout Australia for the provision of materials and services in languages other than English, as recommended by the Senate Standing Committee on Education and the Arts in its Report on a National Language policy.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.