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Tuesday, 28 April 1987
Page: 2074

To the Right Honourable Speaker and the Honourable Members of the House of Representatives in the assembled parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. We the humble petitioners at La Trobe University, Bundoora, in the Federal Electorate of Jagajaga, respectfully showeth:

That the introduction of an Administration Charge of $250 for higher education student in Appropriation Bill 1986-1987 (Volume-1, Page-98) is a regressive step for the Education system;

That the introduction of an Administration Charge will force students to withdraw from studies and thereby destroy the opportunity for them to complete their education;

That the Administration Charge is a form of Tuition Fees and as such destroys the principle of free education for all;

We, the humble petitioners hereby request you to amend the Appropriation Bill 1986-87, so that the system of free education for all students will continue.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will every pray.

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