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Distribution of answers submitted by Australian voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Apr 26, 2016. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorised into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about University Funding
In October 2015, Education Minister Simon Birmingham revealed a proposal that would cut funding to universities and deregulate the fees that they charge students. The Parliamentary Budget Office estimated that tuition fees would increase by 40% if universities were allowed to set them without government regulation. Proponents, including Mr. Birmingham, argue that the cost of university funding has grown at twice the rate of the economy since 2009. Opponents argue that the PBO’s estimate of 40% is too low and tuition fees will easily double or triple if the government ceases to regulate them. See recent university funding news
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Capable students should be on scholarships. Everyone else should find another path in life. 1 year ago from a Green in Saint Kilda
ALL schools, colleges, universities should run by Christian churches, industry associations & be free in exchange for national service. 1 year ago from a Family First in Coorparoo
Maintain University funding for Australian born citizens but allow the universities to set fees for international students. 1 year ago from a Green in Perth
Universities should set fees under some form of guideline. Loans to students need to be paid back irrespective of the degree earned once income reaches a prescribed level. 1 year ago from a Liberal in Sydney
Yes with some student fees from Govt loans through banks plus at least 30% Govt direct funding. 1 year ago from a Labor in Melbourne
Full fees for foreign students, nominal fee for citizens waived in cases of hardship. 1 year ago from a Green in Belconnen
Yes, I am sick of people in Australia having this entitlement that they expect the government to aid them. 1 year ago from a Liberal Democrat in Hamilton
Yes but the reduction should be on their inflated bureaucratic level. 1 year ago from a Liberal in Brisbane
Should review all university funding to ensure maximum efficiency of education outcomes from the whole sector. Additional funding could be granted only after the review and setting of National tertiary educational objectives. 1 year ago from a Green in Norwood