Stand with Labor against Tony Abbott's plans to create $100,000 degrees for thousands of people across the country.
The Abbott Government’s radical changes to Australia’s university system will significantly increase the cost of university education. Despite promising no cuts to education, Tony Abbott and Christopher Pyne’s unfair Budget has cut $5.8 billion from higher education. This means students will pay a lot more for a university degree and talented students will be put off higher education, threatening Australia’s future prosperity.
Under Tony Abbott’s higher education changes:
- Commonwealth funding for undergraduate degrees will be cut by up to 37 per cent
- Universities will be able to set their own fees, with the cost of many degrees expected to jump to more than $100,000
- A real, compounding interest rate of up to 6 per cent will be applied to all HECS-HELP debts – including existing debts of past students
The Australian Labor Party does not believe young Australians should be saddled with debt to pay for Tony Abbott’s broken promises.
Sign our petition to tell Tony Abbott and Christopher Pyne that their higher education changes are short-sighted and unfair.