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Bad News

By Marcia Devlin

The Australian federal government has proposed a budget package that is bad news for higher education. It proposes to: reduce commonwealth funding of programs by a blanket twenty percent and allow universities to charge fees (which they will have to do to make up for the government contribution reduction). 501 more words

Global Perspectives

Other countries who are getting financial support for students right

Sure there’s support for students here in Australia. HECS allows us to defer paying for tuition, and students who qualify can get financial support. Clearly the government has realised that it’s difficult financial to be a student – they’re just getting a few things wrong, like the assumption that we all have parents able to buy our textbooks for us, and that we should all get jobs even if that takes away time from studying. 712 more words

Textbooks On HECS

University For All? No! Keep The Poor Out Where They Belong!

Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis costly to be wise!

For university entrance, are we about to copy Britain?

Source: The Guardian, August 28, 2014…

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Politics

V-Cs urge modified reform package

The Australian    |    26 August 2014

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Vice-chancellors have converged on Canberra to lobby education minister Christopher Pyne to push ahead with plans to deregulate tuition fees but with amendments to the whole reform package, including a rethink of proposals to impose sharply higher interest rates on student loans. 216 more words

Higher Education Policy

Getting higher ed reforms fit to fly

 Swinburne Newsroom    |    25 August 2014

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 Professor Linda Kristjanson, vice-chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology proposes five key changes to the federal government’s higher education package – including a maximum cap on student fees and moderating proposed changes to student loans interest rates.  955 more words

Higher Education Policy

TDA to lobby Senate to pass HE reforms

 Fairfax Media     |      17 August 2014

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Labor and the Greens will be shown as hypocrites if they throw low-income students undertaking higher education at vocational colleges ”into the dustbin” by denying them government support, according to TAFE Directors Australia (TDA). 392 more words

Higher Education Policy