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Higher Education reform a burden for students standard

The Liberal Government’s proposed Higher Education Reform may not be fee deregulation, but it still has the effect of driving up fees for students, Independent Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has said. “Students should not have to bear the brunt of Budget Repair when gas companies are getting away with paying no tax and no royalties. We are a rich enough country that we can afford to give our young people their first degree free,” Senator Lambie said. “The $2.8 billion in savings over the next four years that Senator Birmingham is spruiking will primarily be taken from students. “The close to $4000 hike in student fees will deter potential students from chasing their career goals, with disadvantaged groups being ...

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