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Thursday, 29 May 1969

It is essential to retain the independent school system. Parents have the democratic right, if they are prepared to make some sacrifices, to choose the type of school to which they send their children.'

The Prime Minister, Mr Gorton, at Geelong Grammar, February 24th.

Commonwealth financial help should be extended to both Government and nonGovernment schools in the same way as it had been to universities. A Labor Government, if elected' this year, will make an emergency grant of $50m for schools-at least half for non-Government schools.'

The Opposition Leader, Mr E. G. Whitlam, at Miranda, February 23rd.

The Government wants the independent school systems to be able to continue to expand and to absorb that part of the population which has traditionally been educated in the independent schools.'

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