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Wednesday, 3 December 1986
Page: 3243


Senator RYAN (Minister for Education)(12.11) —The views of many institutions have certainly been conveyed to me. Concern has been expressed that the effect of imposing the charge on post-graduate students will be a decline in the research effort. I am treating these concerns very seriously. I have asked the Australian Vice-Chancellors Committee to monitor the effect very carefully so that if there is such a diminution of research effort, as has been predicted, the Government will have this information available and will be in a position to review that particular aspect of the charge.