Education minister Daniel Tehan's university course hikes, funding cuts and attempts to gouge students must be stopped, writes Leo Crnogorcevic.
Higher education cuts
Federal education minister Dan Tehan wants students to pay for the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on universities, writes Susan Price.
Student groups nation-wide registered their opposition to the government’s proposals to raise student fees and lower the HECS threshold at an action in Canberra on budget day on May 9.
The $2.8 billion in cuts would see fees increase by a maximum of $3600 for a four-year course with students paying for 46% of the cost of their degree on average — up from 42%. The cuts propose a lowering of the HECS threshold — down from $55,874 to $42,000.