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Regional Unis And Students Will Still Lose Out

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Mehreen Faruqi 24 Aug 2020

Australian Greens Education spokesperson Senator Mehreen Faruqi has responded to reports that the National Party has secured Government backing to save social work and psychology students from massive uni fee increases.

Senator Faruqi said:

“While I’m happy for future social work and psychology students, this is hardly a win for regional communities.

“This political deal will not help the vast majority of regional students facing the highest proposed fee hikes.

“Regional universities will still lose millions in essential funding for teaching and learning.

“This is a political deal that doesn’t fix any fatal structural problems with the Tehan bill.

“The package is irredeemable and should be dumped in its entirety,” she said.

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