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Like The Terminator, Christopher Pyne's plan for $100 000 degrees is back

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Lee Rhiannon 7 Sep 2015

Commenting on Education Minister Christopher Pyne's comments that he will bring back his Bill to slash university funding and deregulate student fees in the spring sittings, Greens spokesperson for tertiary, technical and further education Senator Lee Rhiannon said: "If Minister Pyne is counting on being third time lucky, he has underestimated the resolve of the Australian people and the Senate to ensure that $100,000+ degrees does not become a reality.

"Minister Pyne should think long and hard before trying to bring in for the third time a Bill that is going to lock more than one million students and their families in crippling debt.

"The community together with the Greens, Labor and the cross benches have fought the Abbott government's plan to strip funding from public universities and pour hundreds of millions of dollars into the coffers of private education companies and we are ready to do it all over again.

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