Senate debates

Monday, 17 August 2009

Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities, and Other Measures) Bill 2009

In Committee

9:26 pm

Photo of Nick XenophonNick Xenophon (SA, Independent) Share this | Hansard source

If I could just say, I think it is unfair because it is too narrowly confined. For instance, if you want to participate in the debating society you would be excluded. Advocacy groups, Amnesty International or a film society are things that I think are quite reasonable for the fee. What the government has done is to contain a number of safeguards so we do not see a return to the bad old days that I think the coalition had some genuine concerns about. I just think it is too narrowly confined and it does discriminate against those of us who are absolutely hopeless at sports.


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