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Research and Higher Education Press Conference - Parliament House

The government’s Higher Education reforms are destined to fail in the Senate, with Labor, the Greens and most of the crossbench opposing fee deregulation in any form.

Senator Lee Rhiannon is calling on the government to scrap the Bill and open up a national dialogue about higher education.

Adam Bandt MP has called on Tony Abbott to immediately confirm $150 million in funding for Australian researchers and research infrastructure that Education Minister Christopher Pyne has placed under threat.

Senator Ludlam is calling for debate on the Government’s mandatory data retention legislation to be delayed amid significant public concern about the regime.


  • Senator Lee Rhiannon, Greens higher education spokesperson
  • Adam Bandt MP, Greens Deputy Leader and science and research spokesperson
  • Senator Scott Ludlam, Greens communications spokesperson


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