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Senate Inquiry: Youth Allowance

I give notice that on the next day of sitting the Coalition and the Greens shall jointly move:
That the following matter be referred to the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 August 2009:

An assessment of the adequacy of Government measures to provide equitable access to secondary and post-secondary education opportunities to students from rural and regional communities attending metropolitan institutions, and metropolitan students attending regional universities or TAFE with particular reference to: 

a. the financial impact on rural and regional students who are attending metropolitan secondary schools, universities or TAFE;

b. the education alternatives for rural and regional students wanting to study in regional areas;

c. the implications of existing and proposed Government measures on prospective students living in rural and regional areas;

d. the short and long term impact of current and proposed Government policies  on regional university and TAFE college enrolments;

e. the adequacy of Government measures to provide for students who are required to leave home for secondary or post-secondary study;

f. the education needs of rural and regional students;

g. the impact of Government measures and proposals on rural and regional communities; and

h. other related matters.

Moved jointly by Senator Hanson-Young and Senator Nash.

Supported by the Senate.

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