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Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Page: 480


Senator KIM CARR (Victoria) (15:37): I, and on behalf of Senators Xenophon, Lambie, Muir, Rhiannon and Lazarus, move:

That the following matters be referred to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 17 March 2015:

(a) the principles of the Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014;

(b) alternatives to deregulation in order to maintain a sustainable higher education system;

(c) the latest data and projections on student enrolments, targets, dropout rates and the Higher Education Loans Program;

(d) structural adjustment pressures, and the adequacy of proposed measures to sustain high quality delivery of higher education in Australia's regions;

(e) the appropriateness and accuracy of government advertising in support of higher education measures, including those previously rejected by the Senate;

(f) research infrastructure; and

(g) any other related matters.

Question agreed to.