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Labor set to let down students by backing Coalition scholarship cut

Lee Rhiannon 30 Jul 2014

Greens higher education spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said:

"Reports that Labor is going to vote with the Coalition to slash Start-Up scholarships and replace them with loans is alarming as the impact this will have on disadvantaged students and families will be severe.

"If Labor votes to end the $2050-a-year scholarship which helps students from -disadvantaged backgrounds as well rural and regional areas, they will be supporting the Coalition's brutal attack on students and public education.

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Greens stand with university students and staff at National Day of Action

Lee Rhiannon 21 May 2014

The Australian Greens today expressed their solidarity with the demands of students and staff opposing the Coalition government’s $5.8 billion cuts to higher education.

“The Greens will vote against every one of the cuts to the higher education budget,” said Greens higher education spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon.

“If the Labor Party and the Palmer United Party vote with the Greens we can defeat these cuts in the Senate and stop them from being legislated.

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