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'We're no drain on the budget': Vice-chancellors hit out at government fee hikes, funding cuts - The Sydney Morning Herald

University leaders have lashed out at the Turnbull government's proposed cuts to higher education funding and student fee increases while saying its higher education changes are a "big improvement" on those in the 2014 budget. The government has also ...and more »

University funding reportedly to be cut substantially in Federal Budget 2017 -

LABOR is pledging to block a $2.8b funding cut to universities which will force students to pay off loans earlier and make degrees more expensive. AAP, Claire Bickers. The Daily TelegraphMay 2, 20171:38pm. Student fees are likely to rise and graduates ...and more »

Eight per cent fee increase, earlier repayments, funding cuts: full university package released - The Sydney Morning Herald

University graduates will be forced to pay back their HECS debts when they start earning just $42,000 a year and student fees will rise by 8 per cent under the Turnbull government's higher education changes. The package presents a more measured ...and more »

Budget 2017: Universities to be hit with funding cuts, student fees to rise - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Turnbull government will slash university funding by hundreds of millions of dollars in the May budget while hiking student fees and requiring graduates to pay back their loans faster. The government will justify the cuts by pointing to a major new ...and more »

Simon Birmingham attacks university vice-chancellors' $1m salaries - The Australian Financial Review

Education Minister Simon Birmingham is targeting the $1.4 million salary of University of Sydney vice-chancellor Michael Spence (pictured). Brendan Esposito. Tim Dodd AFR Woodcut. Share on twitter · Share on Google Plus. by Tim Dodd. Federal Education ...and more »

Labor joins students in opposing university funding cuts and pay hike - SBS

Education Minister Simon Birmingham won't be able to rely on Labor to pass his university funding cuts and changes to student fees. Updated Updated 2 May 2017. Labor won't be supporting the Turnbull government's proposed cuts to university funding ...and more »

Universities alarmed by further cuts to government funding - University World News

All reader responses posted on this site are those of the reader ONLY and NOT those of University World News or Higher Education Web Publishing, their associated trademarks, websites and services. University World News or Higher Education Web ...and more »

Australia: funding cut, fees hiked, but 'could have been worse' - Times Higher Education (THE)

The Australian government's plan to cut university funding by 2.5 per cent and increase tuition fees by 7.5 per cent is “benign” compared with earlier radical proposals, according to the architect of the country's student loans system. Proposals ...and more »

University fees set to rise in government overhaul of tertiary education - The Australian

University students will pay up to $3600 extra under the Turnbull government's overhaul of the tertiary education sector, with repayment thresholds for student loans lowered to $42,000. Speaking in Canberra tonight, Education Minister Simon Birmingham ...and more »

Budget 2017: Students to pay more for degrees as universities face funding cuts - ABC Online

The Federal Government is making the case for cuts to higher education funding in next week's budget, pointing to a new report that shows university revenues are growing faster than costs. Key points: Education Minister warns uni funding is "at record ...and more »