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 4 PARLIAMENTARY EDUCATION PROGRAM

Mr Wilkie, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1) recognises the importance of the parliamentary education program for Australian school students which encourages young people to come to Canberra and participate in and learn about our federal democracy and culture;


(2) supports and encourages utilisation of the educational resources available that complement parliamentary and democracy education;

(3) provides for the provision of realistic and flexible financial assistance to schools and students planning parliamentary educational programs; and

(4) calls on the Parliament to make rebate schemes more reflective and considerate of travel distances to the National Capital in order to allow equality of access to the parliamentary education program for all students and that such rebates reflect market pricing for those reliant on air travel.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.