Senate debates

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

12:51 pm

Photo of Nick McKimNick McKim (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

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.


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