Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten has launched a national campaign to stop Tony Abbott’s $100,000 university degrees from becoming a reality for Australian students.
Catherine King, Federal Member for Ballarat encouraged students, parents and grandparents to stand with Labor against the Americanisation of higher education.
“A university degree should depend on hard work and good marks, not your parent’s bank balance,” Ms King said,
“Deregulating the university system will lock many regional students, like those in Ballarat, out of the education system and will create a further divide between students in the regions and the major cities.”
“That’s not fair, and Labor will fight these changes.’
“A degree shouldn’t be a debt sentence for students in Ballarat and their families.
“Australia needs an education system that gives every young Australian the opportunity to fulfil their full potential.”
Federal Labor has launched a national television and online campaign to stop Tony Abbott’s $100,000 degrees.
This comes at a time when students in Ballarat are studying for final exams and considering, with their family, university courses.
More information on Labor’s national campaign against Tony Abbott’s $100,000 university degrees is available at www.nodebtsentence.org.au