University Pushing Fee Increases

The University of Melbourne has submitted a report to government suggesting that fees be dramatically increased, or deregulated completely.

The Group of Eight collectively submitted the report, saying that deregulating fees would allow universities to charge more, and improve the quality of degrees on offer. The individual Melbourne University report, suggested that an increase to undergraduate course fees of 50% would result in a $2 billion improvement to the higher education sector.

Tertiary education in this country is funded well below the OECD average, and further cuts to university funding are planned by the federal government. University Vice Chancellors should not be demanding that students pay more, they should be standing with students to demand more funding.

Please sign our petition and tell Glyn Davis to reverse his position on fee increases, and in future to consider the welfare of students before suggesting policy to government.