Tuesday, 3 August 2021
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Charges) Bill 2021, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2021; Second Reading
I move the second reading amendment standing in the name of Senator Faruqi:
At the end of the motion, add: ", but the Senate is of the opinion that:
(a) the Morrison Government is on a relentless mission to decimate the higher education sector;
(b) these two bills represent a worrying continuation in the Government's larger pattern of defunding the higher education sector and shifting the costs of providing higher education away from the Commonwealth; and
(c) education is a public good, which should be publicly funded".
For the assistance of colleagues, this amendment was circulated during the last sitting.