Stop Abbott's Uni Cuts: Round II

Last year, the Greens helped defeat the Coalition government's higher education changes that would have left students with mortgage-sized debts – and led to massive cuts to university funding.

By defeating the Abbott government’s bill, we blocked their plan to strip $5 billion out of our public universities.

Now, Mr Abbott is trying to pass these changes again. If they get through, they would mean:

> students could be left with course fee debts as high as $100,000
> private, for-profit institutions will have the same access to government funding as public universities
> university funding would be cut by 20 per cent.

The Greens have been fighting these changes from day one. Now, we’re fighting to defeat these changes once and for all.

The Greens want to create world-class public universities. We understand that asking students to foot the bill for a new, elitist university system is unfair – and higher education in Australia will suffer as a result.

To help us secure the future of public universities, voice your opposition against the cuts by signing our petition.

You can also visit our campaign page,, for more information.


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