Tuesday, 17 October 2017
I wish to inform the chamber that Senator O'Neill will also sponsor this motion. I, and also on behalf of Senator O'Neill, move:
That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(i) the Government has proposed cutting public subsidies to the higher education enabling programs and introducing fees for these students for the first time,
(ii) from 2011 to 2015, the University of Newcastle had the highest number of students in enabling programs, and
(iii) enabling programs are essential for the University of Newcastle and many other universities to meet the needs of their diverse communities; and
(b) calls on the Government to abandon plans to cut public subsidies and introduce fees for students in the enabling programs.
Question agreed to. Motion passed by the Senate.