The federal government will cut university funding through a two-year efficiency dividend and an increase in students’ fees in a $2.8bn hit on the sector, the education minister, Simon Birmingham, revealed on Monday night.
In its 9 May budget the government will also lower the repayment threshold for student loans from $55,000 to $42,000.( Just above the minimum wage)
The Universities Australia chief executive, Belinda Robinson, said universities and their students “have already done more than their fair share of budget repair”.
“It is difficult to justify further cuts that would affect student affordability and put at risk the quality of education and research on which Australia’s prosperity depends.”
We will here more about this.....
By the way.....Happy May Day
.....and a new Thylacine photo has been discovered.