The government still hasn't walked away from its policy of $100000 degrees.
The Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics reveals that one in three students from disadvantaged backgrounds is dropping out from university compared to one in eight students from wealthier backgrounds.
Australia needs a university system that is fair, equitable and prepares students for the jobs of the future. Students don’t need a system that will burden them with a lifetime of debt and a government that will slug them with a 15 per cent GST, which will only see them paying more.
Today’s reports are backed by Department of Education research which finds that almost 25 per cent of students are leaving university with a debt but without a degree.
The number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds who attend university is still unacceptably low and Labor will work with universities to boost opportunities for students from these communities to go to university.
The opposition has a different approach. They want to:increase the number of students completing their study by 20,000 graduates a year from 2020.
Deliver more information for parents and students so they can make good decisions about university.
Introduce a new Student Funding Guarantee to remove the need for higher fees and a lifetime of debt.
Invest $31 million to boost the quality of teaching and resources in our universities.
Establish an independent Higher Education Productivity and Performance Commission to ensure graduates meet the needs of the future economy.
It remains to be seen whether they'll get the opportunity to put their policy into practice.
I just thought this was funny.....