Labor Members and Senators will be attending O-Week events across Australia in February to remind all students that Labor is 100% against $100,000 university degrees.


O-Week is ordinarily a time for new and returning students to focus on their new surroundings, university studies and social life.


Unfortunately, nothing has changed when it comes to students facing uncertainty about how much their degree will cost.

The Abbott-Turnbull Government is still seeking to cut university funding by 20 per cent and deregulate fees to allow universities to charge whatever they want.

Under Malcolm Turnbull, $100,000 degrees are still on the agenda. All that’s happened is that the plan’s been delayed for a year.

Malcolm Turnbull’s plan will see ordinary university students from 2017 saddled with a lifetime of debt.

Labor is not just 100% against $100,000 degrees; we have a positive plan for more graduates and sustainable university funding.

Unlike the Liberals, Labor will invest in every student to ensure more Australians graduate with the skills and knowledge they need for the jobs of the future.

A Shorten Labor Government will:

  1. Increase the number of students completing their study by 20,000 graduates a year from 2020.

  2. Deliver more information for parents and students so they can make good decisions about university.

  3. Introduce a new Student Funding Guarantee to remove the need for higher fees and a lifetime of debt.

  4. Invest $31 million to boost the quality of teaching and resources  in our universities.

  5. Establish an independent Higher Education Productivity and Performance Commission to ensure graduates meet the needs of the future economy.

  6. Offer a Startup Year at university to young Australians looking to start their own enterprise.

  7. Boost the number of young Australians taking up STEM courses at university as well as upskilling 25,000 teachers.

Only Labor is 100% against $100,000 university degrees and is committed to investing in higher education to create and sustain the jobs of the future.


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