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What we could buy instead of shiny new jets

The Abbott government focused much of its election campaign on the supposed budget “emergency”. They’ve cut funding for higher education, welfare, foreign aid and environmental programs. In contrast, the government has also recently committed $12.4 billion to a new batch of Joint Strike Force (JSF) fighter jets, which will cost …

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Students to rally against looming cuts

“Abbott & Pyne, hands off our education!” is the rallying cry to be heard around the nation this coming Wednesday, the 26th of March, as students and university staff come together to protest the Federal government’s proposed cuts of an estimated $2.3 billion to the tertiary sector. UNSW students will …

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