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What This Year’s Budget Means For Uni Students

Increased fees and UNSW failing to answer Tharunka’s questions: what this year’s Budget means for uni students

By Dominic Giannini, Online Sub-Editor   Last week, the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) released their expectations for what the 2017 Federal Budget will look like for tertiary students.   With Paul Kniest of the NTEU predicting that the next budget will result in a “significant increase in fees paid …

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Increased fees deserve a second look

What’s making the rounds of student activism recently? The notion that Australia’s Group of Eight (Go8) universities have abandoned students’s interests in a submission to the current federal government higher education review. The National Day of Action, concurrently organised in March by the National Union of Students across Australian universities, …

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University Students in Coalition Razor Gang Sights

An incoming Abbott Government would consider raising student fees by up to 25%, according to reports in The Sunday Telegraph. The opposition would considering reintroducing a cap on the number of university places to save $2.6 billion, a move the Government says reflects the Coalition’s “born to rule mentality.”

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Hilmer Calls for Greater Fee Deregulation

UNSW Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer has used a speech to the National Press Club to call for greater deregulation of universities, criticizing government policy as dysfunctional. Hilmer told those gathered that tight budgetary conditions and increased enrollments had seen many universities realise that ‘fee-flexibility’ was the best way to increase funding.

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