Private Motion – School Textbooks

Senate - 1st Session - 5th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS the cost of school textbooks has been rising rapidly for various reasons; and

WHEREAS the necessity to meet the cost of these books has been affecting the ability of families to meet the cost of other necessities like food, clothes, and medical care; and

WHEREAS the then Government appointed a committee to investigate and report on the accessibility and availability of school textbooks, and the Report of that committee was laid in both Houses of Parliament in October 1992:

BE IT RESOLVED that this House urge Government to implement some or all of the recommendations of the said committee, and to take immediate steps to deal with the increasing cost of school textbooks and the hardships arising from such increases.

(By Senator Prof. Kenneth Ramchand)

1 Oct 1996
Senate Debate - Day 1Hansard
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1.Senator Dr. Kenneth Ramchand [Independent Senator]