TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
GRAHAM PERRETT MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING
MEMBER FOR MORETON
AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES LEFT BEHIND BY LIBERALS’ UNIVERSITY CHANGES
Thousands of Australians will miss out on university and fees for some degrees will double under changes announced today by Scott Morrison.
After all the Liberals’ cuts, after all the young people who have missed out on uni - and now the recession - this announcement doesn’t give our young people the opportunities they deserve.
Young people have been hit particularly hard by this recession, and the Liberals are leaving them behind again.
Scott Morrison wants students to foot the bill for his Government’s uni changes, with fees for some degrees more than doubling.
A couple of years ago, Scott Morrison cut uni places. Now he expects people to be grateful he’s reversed some of those cuts. Even after today’s announcement, thousands of Australians will still miss out on uni.
There’s double the number of Year 12s who want to go to uni next year, but the Liberals refuse to open up enough places for them.
Youth unemployment’s gone through the roof in this recession. About one in six young people can’t find work, the worst situation in 20 years. If young people can’t earn, they should have the opportunity to learn. But many of them won’t be able to go uni because the Government’s not providing enough places.
It’s a shame Scott Morrison wants young people to join the dole queue instead of letting them study.
Every one of Scott Morrison’s Liberal Party Cabinet ministers went to uni, but they don’t think our kids deserve the same chance.
Labor believes that if you get the marks, you should get the opportunity to go to uni - simple as that.
FRIDAY, 19 JUNE 2020