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Better access, a fairer system: Labor's full fee degree phase out.
Better Access, A Fairer System: Labor's Full Fee Degree Phase Out Media Statement - 22nd November 2007
Under a Rudd Labor Government, young Australian’s will no longer have to pay more than $100,000 for a University degree.
According to the 2008 Good Universities Guide, there are now more than 100 degrees conducted by public Universities that cost in excess of $100,000. This has occurred despite John Howard’s broken promise in 1999 that:
“There will be no $100,000 University fees under this Government.”
The Howard Government broke its promise on full-fee degrees and has after 11 years delivered a system that is costly and unfair.
If the Howard Government is re-elected these numbers will only continue to increase following the Government’s decision earlier this year to abolish caps on the number of domestic full-fee paying students.
Federal Labor believes that young Australian’s should be entitled to a University education based on merit, not their financial means.
That is why Federal Labor today announces a plan that delivers on our long standing commitment to end full-fee paying undergraduate degrees at public universities for domestic students.
Federal Labor’s plan means that: