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Tuesday, 21 August 1973
Page: 188

Dr Gun (KINGSTON, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Education, upon notice:

(   1 ) Will he investigate whether any non-government schools in South Australia are preventing representatives of the Federated Miscellaneous Workers' Union of Australia from entering their schools properties for the purpose of recruiting members.

(2)   Do all non-government schools receive substantial financial assistance from the Commonwealth.

(3)   If so, will he give an assurance that no public moneys will be granted to any school which denies its employees the democratic right to organise for the purpose of improving their employment conditions.

Mr Beazley - The answers to the honourable member's questions are as follows:

(1)   No.

(   2 ) Yes, except those conducted for profit.

(   3 ) No; without denying in any way at all the importance of the right referred to by the honourable member, my responsibility and primary concern is to see that funds continue to flow to meet the assessed needs of the children in the schools in question.

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