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UNIVERSITIES AUSTRALIA WRONG TO SAY THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE TO COALITION’S REGRESSIVE HIGHER EDUCATION CHANGES

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Adam Bandt 6 Aug 2014

The Greens have criticised Universities Australia for backing the Coalition’s plans to deregulate the higher education sector and have called on Labor to remain firm in their commitment against it.

In response to criticisms of the Greens by Universities Australia, Acting Leader Adam Bandt MP said: “It is disappointing Universities Australia is spending its energy picking a fight with the Greens, the only party with a plan to increase base funding to universities, instead of aiming their ire at the Coalition government that wants to deregulate the sector and cut $5.8 billion out of it.

“Chief executive of UA Belinda Robinson’s view that ‘there is no alternative’ would condemn Australia to an inequitable higher education system.

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