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Wednesday, 29 February 1984
Page: 109


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

That the Senate-

(a) deplores the decision of the Victorian Government to close (and sell) four hostels which were used for the accommodation of more than 200 country students in the Melbourne metropolitan area;

(b) condemns the failure of the Australian and Victorian governments to accede to widespread complaints made by rural councils, student organisations and concerned parents against this decision which is a clear breach of ALP education policy; and

(c) urges the Australian Government to reach early agreement with the Victorian Government providing for the continued financing of the hostels so that essential facilities exist for country students seeking to acquire tertiary education.