Senate debates

Monday, 9 August 2021


Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Charges) Bill 2021, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2021; In Committee

9:23 pm

Photo of Mehreen FaruqiMehreen Faruqi (NSW, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

[by video link] I just want to ask the minister how she is assuring us that this was will not be a charge that is passed on to students. Can you actually guarantee that that's not going to happen? If universities haven't lost funding over so many years, how come there are thousands upon thousands of staff who have lost their jobs? I think it's completely disingenuous to say that universities aren't in strife and then put on this charge of tens of thousands of dollars and say that students won't be impacted. Minister, can you guarantee us that students won't be impacted?


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