While the full detail is still not yet out, we now know that an Abbott government plans to cut higher education costs by charging students more and capping university places.
This will create a barrier for people from low-income backgrounds and drive down equity in our universities.
Any attempt to reduce the higher education budget through a possible 25 per cent increase to university HECS fees would make it harder for low-income people to go to university.
In Britain large hikes in tuition fees last year led to an 8.7 percent drop in the number of university applications.
The Greens are campaigning for equitable access to affordable or free education for all domestic students, supported by appropriate living allowances and minimising student debt.
Australia's future social and economic well being depends on a strong higher education system that is not undermined by cutbacks in the education budget and making students pay even higher HECS fees
ASK THE OPPOSITION AND LABOR GOVERNMENT TO RULE OUT CHARGING STUDENTS MORE FOR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION!
Email: The Coalition's Higher Education spokesperson Senator Brett Mason to express your opposition to any increase in student charges.
Email: The Minister for Tertiary Education, Senator Chris Evans asking him to completely rule out any hike in student fees.
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