Everybody should have the opportunity to go to university.
But for years now Liberal and Labor governments have made students pay more for their degrees.
Public pressure has forced the government to delay some of its most toxic plans for cuts to higher education - and we must keep it up.
The federal government wants to continue its attacks on students and young people. Its budget includes plans to cut uni funding by $2 billion and will leave the door open to fee deregulation and $100,000 degrees.
The budget will hit students who need help the most by cutting $150 million from the Higher Education Participation Program which is designed specifically to help Australians from low SES backgrounds attend university.
At the same time as the government announces a plan to pay young people $4 an hour to work for the dole, it is forcing HECS repayments from people on lower incomes and pushing to put many degrees out of reach of people who are qualified in every way but their bank balance.
The Greens are standing up for students: we will reduce student fees, transition to free higher education, and support students from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds to study at university or TAFE.
Join Adam Bandt, students and the NUS as we rally to say no to the government's attacks on students. RSVP below.
Cnr Swanston and La Trobe Sts
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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