I wanted to let you know as soon as I could: after a huge campaign from Labor, the community and supporters like you, the Liberals have announced that they are not going to reintroduce $100,000 degrees to parliament this year.
This is a great step, but it is only a delay – $100,000 degrees is still Liberal policy. They still want to make university more expensive – they’re just putting the policy on hold until after the next election. Hear from Tanya Plibersek below:
Thank you to everyone who has signed, emailed, posted, called, donated and stood up to say we don’t want university to be unaffordable. You have made a difference. Hundreds of you called Education Minister Simon Birmingham’s office recently to express your opposition to uni deregulation, tens of thousands of you have signed our petition, put posters up at campuses across the country, and talked to your family and friends.
The Liberals have no plan right now, other than doing nothing for a while and introducing $100,000 degrees sometime in the future. On the other hand, Labor has a positive plan for our universities which you can read here.
Our plan involves 20,000 more graduates, NOT $100,000 degrees. We have always been committed to opening access to higher education to more Australians because investing in education is the single most important thing we can do to maintain Australia’s prosperity and secure the jobs of the future. We need your help to get the word out about Labor’s plan – will you forward this email to a friend so people know there is a better way?
The only way we’re going to stop $100,000 degrees is to change the Government. Please help us spread the word about Labor’s positive plan for our unis. Universities are critical drivers of innovation across our economy – making sure they are affordable is not just the fair thing to do, our future prosperity depends on it.
Thanks for all that you do,
Deputy Director Labor Digital