Cuts fear assumes Liberal Party rule

Cuts fear assumes Liberal Party rule |  Andrew Trounson | The Australian Higher Education | 01 August, 2012

A DEBATE on the deregulation of student fees held by Universities Australia assumed the next election would deliver a Coalition government focused on budget cuts and that any funding increases would come from students. At a UA workshop of vice-chancellors and their representatives in Canberra on Monday, participants appeared to accept that the fees discussion was not about ideology but about finding a pragmatic alternative to revenue streams in a tight fiscal environment, several sources told the HES.

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