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Universities united over student debts proposals

Fairfax Media    |   5 June 2014

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Although vice-chancellors are divided on the issue of fee deregulation, a Fairfax Media poll reveals the Commonwealth government faces blanket opposition from university vice-chancellors to its plan to increase the interest rate on all student debts to up to 6% and slash university funding by 20%. 299 more words

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UA calls for a rethink of reforms

Universities Australia     |     3 June 2014

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Universities Australia (UA) has called for a “pause” to enable a rethink on the design of the proposed changes to the student loan program and the 20% cut in the Government contribution to student fees, on the back of modelling of the impact of changes to funding arrangements on student debt and payback periods. 365 more words

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