Plans to raise tuition fees in Australia have been reintroduced.
Proposals to lift the cap on tuition fees for home undergraduates have been revived following their defeat in the Senate yesterday. Less than 24 hours after losing the vote, Australia’s education minister Christopher Pyne (pictured) has introduced a revised higher education bill to the House of Representatives.
The new bill is for the most part the same as the old one. It still includes the deregulation of university fees, the extension of funding to higher education diplomas and non-university and private higher education providers, and the cutting of 20 per cent from tuition funding, but it also features some changes.