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ACT MP Opposed To ACT Tertiary Education Policy

23 February 2000


For immediate release


Stephen Franks, ACT MP, today informed Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) Campaign Coordinator Vijay Nellailingam that he felt ACT's education policy was both "undesirable and ineffective if we got it."

"He walked past the stall I was managing and I simply asked him if he would like to sign a petition supporting Universal Student Allowances." said Vijay Nellailingam.

Mr Nellailingam then got into a discussion about what his plan was for Universal Allowances with Mr Franks.

"He proceeded to tell me that he was undecided about the allowance scheme I proposed.

"He told me that he would be interested in having me make some submissions to him and expressed his dislike of the ACT education policy." Vijay Nellailingam said.

Campaign Co-coordinator Katie Grace was also present to hear his statement.

"I'm encouraged that a highly placed ACT MP has realized that their education policy is ineffective and undesirable." Katie Grace said.

"If ACT MPs can realize the foolishness of their tertiary education policy then hopefully the public and other political parties will speed up the removal of the market model in education." Vijay Nellailingam said.

For further information contact: Vijay Nellailingam Katie Grace Hm: 473 0129 Hm: 477 0000 Wk: 479 5332 Wk: 479 5332 Cell: 021 297 8276

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