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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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Budget reply: Labor cosies up to higher ed

If Labor is traditionally the party of spending, not scrimping, on popular areas, it has provided evidence for this. In opposition leader Bill Shorten's Budget reply last night, he announced a bounty for both universities and the VET sector. The ...

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Budget 2018: Win for universities, loss for students

While metropolitan and rural universities alike are, for once, mostly pleased with the Budget, students feel neglected. Tertiary institutions praised, among other measures, the boost in research funding. At the same time, the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) lamented the ...

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Universities collectively outraged by MYEFO

What does it take to get higher education cuts through parliament? The government thinks its latest measures – released as part of their Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) – might do it. But universities aren't so sure. A summary of ...

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Budget frees unis to set own fees

Students will pay larger share of education costs, as expected. By Antonia Maiolo. Universities will have the power to charge what they like whilst public funding is set to drop, under a major overhaul of the higher education system. Graduates ...

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Budget fine for universities but TAFEs worry

Higher education emerged unscathed from Tuesday’s federal budget but it wasn’t so reassuring for vocational education and training. The budget was more of a mixed bag for VET, said TAFE Directors Australia (TDA). The organisation said national skills had been ...

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