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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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HECS petition racks up 240,000 signatures

A HECS-HELP petition that urges the education minister to change the way HECS is indexed has gained 200,000 signatures in just 12 days. Started by Kooyong Independent MP Dr Monique Ryan on March 14, the petition now has 240,000 signatures, ...

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Jobs-ready graduate changes

Labor has pressed ahead in its redesign of the Job-ready graduates scheme, reversing fee hikes for honours students and introducing a new program to attract medical professionals into remote hospitals. Federal education minister Jason Clare introduced two new amendments to ...

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HECS legislation passes through Lower House

The federal government has scrapped plans to place a "lifetime cap" on student loans, but has been granted support from the lower house to reduce the repayment threshold. Legislation to lower the repayment threshold from $55,000 to $45,000 has been ...

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Free university education: Kiwi feat or a red herring?

When Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand's Prime Minister in October last year, many were surprised because of her youth, inexperience and femininity. Staunchly Labour, she moved quickly to enact her 'progressive, anti-capitalist' agenda. Among her reforms was making all forms of higher education ...

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