After the cuts, a $30m handout

After the cuts, a $30m handout |  Bernard Lane & Julie Hare | The Australian Higher Education | 17 April, 2013

JUST two days after the federal government cut $2.3 billion from university budgets and student support, it announced an extra $30 million for Newcastle University to build a city campus for its law and business students.

The move diverted negative attention away from Saturday’s cuts in a safe Labor town with a university that does more than its bit for the equity agenda.

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