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Friday, 23 August 1985
Page: 248

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth that the Technical and Further Education Participation and Equity Programme established as the centre-piece for national youth policy, addresses the educational, social and employment needs of twenty-two thousand unemployed Australian youth. The intended fifty per cent funding cuts will directly effect at least ten thousand already disadvantaged young people, denying them access to further education and potential employment.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray:

(1) That the decision to cut the Participation and Equity Programme funding be reversed.

(2) That the Technical and Further Education Participation and Equity Programme be guaranteed funding for 1987, and beyond.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

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