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4.7% HECS increase: Relief promised in budget

Treasurer Jim Chalmers on Monday said the upcoming May 14 budget will consider providing relief for university student financial issues such as unpaid placements and disproportionately increasing HECS-HELP debts. Latest inflation numbers released on Wednesday say HECS repayments will increase ...

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More study hubs to engage regional students

Education Minister Jason Clare has announced 10 new Regional University Study Hubs across the country that model a "campus-like" atmosphere to engage more regional students in tertiary study. Every regional hub targets a population where residents are almost half as ...

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Labor to act on university commission proposal

The Albanese government will act on a proposal from a landmark review of the university sector to establish a tertiary education commission, amid warnings from international providers that a crackdown on overseas students is damaging the industry’s reputation. Some industry insiders are ...

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