Letter to Editor – Labor must end uncertainty over higher ed reforms

Pic source: studyadelaide.com   Dear Editor,  Opinion on the Abbott-Truss Government’s higher education reforms has gone up a notch as critics anticipate the legislation’s reintroduction to parliament next month.  But as they preach how the uncertainty is affecting students and the sector, they fail to acknowledge that their own Labor-Greens camps have caused the current…

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Rejection of higher education reforms bill would be blow to students, universities

Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie thanked those crossbench senators who negotiated amendments to the higher education reforms legislation, that complement the government’s commitment to ensuring a quality education is accessible to more students, especially those from disadvantaged and regional backgrounds.  “In doing so, these senators were responding to feedback from universities, students and other stakeholders that…

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$30m drought assistance for Victoria shows benefits of Nationals in Government

A $30 million drought concessional loan package for Victoria announced today shows the benefits of a strong Nationals presence in government at all levels, according to Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie. “The deal reached between Nationals federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and Nationals Victorian Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh will help Victorian…

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China trade deal secured, now focus is on India

Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said regional Victoria could potentially benefit further from a trade deal with India, following discussions between Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Canberra today.  It follows the good outcome for Victorian farmers in Australia’s free trade agreement with China (ChAFTA). Senator McKenzie today during Question…

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