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20    Education—Higher Education Reforms—Modelling and Costings—Order for Production of Documents

Senator Rhiannon, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 794—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Education and Training, no later than 11 am on Wednesday, 19 August 2015, all documents held by the Government in relation to the modelling or costings of impacts of the Government’s proposed changes to higher education or funding for students, universities or other related changes regarding higher education not previously provided to the Senate, including but not limited to:

    (a)   the impact of removing caps on university fees charged to students;

    (b)   calculations of the potential impact on student fees, accumulated student HELP debt and loan costs, and interest rates where applicable;

     (c)   the effects of accumulated fee and loan costs for female graduates over their working lives;

    (d)   the level of public funding to public and for-profit higher and VET education providers, including potential cost of cuts for individual institutions;

     (e)   cuts to course funding;

     (f)   the assessment of impacts of deregulation and funding on regional public universities; and

     (g)   access by lower income, regional and other students suffering disadvantage to a full choice of university courses.

Statement by leave : The Assistant Minister for Social Services (Senator Fifield), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put and passed.