Senate debates

Monday, 16 June 2014

Motions

Higher Education Funding

5:44 pm

Photo of Scott RyanScott Ryan (Victoria, Liberal Party, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education) Share this | Hansard source

I seek leave to make a short statement.

Leave is granted for one minute.

Thank you. This budget shows higher education funding increasing by $5.7 billion over four years, as higher education reforms expand opportunities for students and ensure Australia is not left behind in global competition. For the first time, the Australian government will support all Australian students studying for higher education diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor degrees. Over 80,000 additional students will benefit

A more flexible higher education system will equip Australians for the jobs of the new economy. As universities and colleges compete for students, students win and our universities will be better able to compete with the best in the world. We can achieve the best higher education system in the world, and the coalition government is helping deliver it.

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