Needless to say, we’ve really dodged a bullet here.
“Total Government funding for Higher Education will fall by 20 percent, according to the Department of Education. Depending on what discipline you study, that cut will have significant knock-on effects. It’s worth noting that not all tertiary disciplines are going to take a hit. Law, accounting and commerce are expected to remain relatively stable for the time being. And in cases such as mathematics, humanities, and allied health, the minimum cost to students will fall under deregulated fees; in the case of mathematics, by 26.3%.
The result were somewhat telegraphed after Pyne’s thirsty attempts to convince key crossbench senators to join the government resulted in former Rugby league enforcer and Palmer Uniter Party senator Glenn Lazarus saying, “I am being inundated with text messages from Christopher Pyne virtually begging me to support the Abbott government’s higher education reforms. I have never given Christopher Pyne my mobile phone number.”
I didn’t even give you my number bro.
“Christopher Pyne’s office and other Abbott government ministers are continuing to contact my office and other crossbenchers offering all sorts of deals and incentives to get our support for the higher education reforms,” he continued. “I won’t be bought and I am not prepared to horse trade.”
Mr Pyne said that the new legislation would consider many of the requests of crossbench senators.
Now let us celebrate with a beloved symbol of tertiary education.
Via SBS News