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Deakin to wear fee hike pain for students

Deakin University

BY ANDREW TROUNSON AND JULIE HARE Deakin University became the first university to say it will wear the cost of grandfathering all its 2014 students from fee hikes come 2016, slamming the timing of the Abbott government’s fee deregulation as otherwise unfair to students. Vice-chancellor Jane den Hollander challenged Education Minister Christopher Pyne to similarly grandfather its funding cuts to ... Read More »

Perth students take to the street to protest budget cuts to education

Australian Universities

By Rebecca Trigger Students have taken to the streets in Perth this afternoon as part of a national protest against plans to overhaul the education system which they say will make it accessible only to the elite. Students are rallying around the country against measures including the deregulation of university fees, which they say will push costs up. With chants ... Read More »

Universities, and students, facing new world order after budget

Australian Universities

By Geoff Maslen Tomorrow’s federal budget could provide some unwelcome surprises for the nation’s 39 public universities. Geoff Maslen reports.  With Australia’s spending higher education expected to exceed $25 billion this year, it is likely to be a cost-saving target in tomorrow’s federal budget and changes seem likely to cheer vice-chancellors, alarm their academics and outrage the nation’s 1 million ... Read More »

Education Minister Christopher Pyne announces support for fee competition among universities

Leader of the House Christopher Pyne during House of Representatives question time at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, March 24, 2014. (AAP Image/Daniel Munoz) NO ARCHIVING

By James Glenday Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne says he supports allowing universities to compete on price, in what is the strongest indication yet that the Government is moving towards deregulating university fees. In a speech to a private audience at Monash University, Mr Pyne said the nation’s higher education institutions would struggle to join the ranks of the world’s ... Read More »

Pyne signals more autonomy for unis could mean higher fees for students

Leader of the House Christopher Pyne during House of Representatives question time at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, March 24, 2014. (AAP Image/Daniel Munoz) NO ARCHIVING

Education minister Christopher Pyne has given his strongest indicator yet that university fees will be deregulated, removing the cap on what universities can charge students. In a speech at The Policy Exchange in London, Minister Pyne declined to pre-empt any budget announcements, but emphasised the deregulatory nature of the Liberal government and insisted universities need more autonomy. Pyne said the ... Read More »

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