Higher Ed


Abbott's cuts to Higher Education will be an unfair hit on regional students who already have to make sacrifices to attend university.

Here on the Coast, young people often need to travel for hours every day just to attend higher education - but Abbott's changes will make it more expensive to study, and will take away vital financial support that locals rely on.

Under the Abbott-Pyne system, students will be forced to weigh up how much debt they will incur, and how long it will take them to repay it, when deciding whether or not they can afford a tertiary education.


We call on Tony Abbott to scrap his plans to make it harder for regional students to attend university by deregulating course fees, increasing interest rates, and cutting equity programs.

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signed 2014-09-13 17:02:56 +1000
signed 2014-09-13 16:09:12 +1000
Abbott is trying to create an elitist society where only the wealthy and privileged thrive.
signed 2014-09-12 06:40:19 +1000
Education is our future and being able to attend university should be an option for everyone wanting to in Australia.
signed 2014-09-05 09:18:49 +1000
signed 2014-09-04 17:44:45 +1000
signed 2014-09-04 12:44:21 +1000
Thanks for your emails, Senator.

May I suggest abolishing course charges, and charge a 1% increase income tax on those who take a tertiary course (or a more appropriate percentage).
signed 2014-09-04 10:23:09 +1000
signed via 2014-09-03 03:43:38 +1000
signed via 2014-09-03 03:43:37 +1000
signed 2014-09-02 22:10:32 +1000
People should not have to begin their working life with a massive debt hanging over their head . Educational pathways should not be determined by the ability to pay … Where is the Equity for all .

If we are wanting to close the gap for Indigenous Australians this is a huge barrier .
signed 2014-09-02 21:41:24 +1000
Uni fees need to be fully subsidised. I would like to see free fees like it was back in the 80’s
signed 2014-09-02 20:22:28 +1000
All Australians deserve a fair go for education as well as a labor Party that isn’t dependent for funding on corporations / lobbyists / and outright criminals would be a step in the right direction but even better still a political system that provides public funding for all election costs from the public purse and fairly distributes such, would go along way to eliminating the patently NON Democratic system that is currently in place. And that includes the non democratic Labor Party, awash with slush funds and back room deals.
signed 2014-09-02 16:27:10 +1000
signed 2014-09-02 15:05:29 +1000
With four children and a school teacher with many years in rural areas, I can see the value of a uni education. Many people grow up at uni and to put such a burden on our young who are already facing the prospect of not owning their own homes. Uni education is not about earning lots of money but extending knowledge. To be denied this because of the need to raise funds in other areas of society is short sighted.
signed 2014-09-02 12:29:21 +1000
signed 2014-09-02 12:26:27 +1000
signed 2014-09-02 12:01:41 +1000
very important issue
signed 2014-09-02 10:17:18 +1000
signed 2014-09-02 09:39:55 +1000
signed via 2014-09-01 23:17:45 +1000
Don’t kill education rights
signed 2014-09-01 22:43:43 +1000
signed 2014-09-01 21:12:48 +1000
Education should be free at all level to all people of all ages. That would build a better Australia for all.
signed 2014-09-01 20:33:53 +1000
To use the old addage: Give all Australians a fair go.
signed 2014-09-01 19:29:49 +1000
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