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Tuesday, 29 October 1996
Page: 4651

To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in the Parliament assembled:

The Petition of the undersigned requests:

(i) that those of religious conviction who have contributed to the development of Australia should be recognised in the study of Australian history to ensure that a balanced history is taught;

(ii) that any syllabus prepared on the teaching of Civics and Citizenship should include the contribution of people of religious conviction highlighting their religious motivation;

(iii) that funds be allocated to ensure that teachers are given in-service training on the role of religious influences in the development of Australian democracy; and

(iv) that materials are produced to support the above for use in the classroom.

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