Senate debates

Tuesday, 23 February 2021


Job-ready Graduates Package

4:41 pm

Photo of Louise PrattLouise Pratt (WA, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Assistant Minister for Manufacturing) Share this | Hansard source

Labor wants every Australian to be able to get a great, affordable education no matter where they live or their background. The government's Job-ready Graduates Package will make it harder and more expensive for thousands of students to go to uni. When Labor was last in government we uncapped university places and introduced demand-driven funding so that every Australian who worked hard and got good grades could go to uni. Labor calls on the government to make university affordable for every student. However, we won't be supporting this motion because there are better, more targeted ways to make sure tertiary education is in reach for all Australians.


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