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Tearing through Australia's social fabric

29 July 2014

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The prospect of university fee deregulation, as proposed in the Budget, has divided the university sector.  The Group of Eight is strongly in favour, with ANU vice-chancellor and Go8 chair Ian Young saying that, in an environment of declining public funding, without fee deregulation, the… 649 more words

Equity

Dealing with debt

As the global debate continues about how to resource higher education, there are some strong voices suggesting that the only way to generate sufficient cash to pay for educational excellence without discouraging the less affluent from entering universities is through tuition fees funded through student loans. 499 more words

Higher Education

The calculator of doom

New York Times    |    8 June 2014

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The Greens say there have been more than a million hits on an online calculator it has launched to show how much a degree now under the fee regime announced in the recent budget. 612 more words

Higher Education Policy

Farrago talks higher ed: What's happening to HECS?

Commonwealth support made towards courses students undertake at university will be reduced, if the 2014-15 Budget passes. These changes will take effect from 1 January 2016. 569 more words

Earn or Learn : The Government's Misunderstood Purpose of Education

There has been much upset and anger at the Government instigated changes to education:

  • University fee increases.
  • University debt interest increase.
  • University HECS proportion increase.
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Personal

The Better Half Panel 2 June 2014

The Panel discusses the impact of changes to HECS, who made the cut in Forde’s 100 most powerful women list and the issues associated with  prank calls on the radio. 11 more words

Show Archive

Hey government, let's talk it out

The 2013-14 budget was full of surprises, to say the least. And it’s got me thinking – whatever happened to well-thought-out, considered public policy?

Gone are the days of a comprehensive pre-election package like John Hewson’s 1993  459 more words