Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Carlton hits out at Dawkins education funding proposals



Download PDFDownload PDF

j C O M M O N W E A L T H

1 P A R L I A M E N T A R Y L IB R A R Y

1 C i s

■ M e d i a R e l e a s e s J i m CarltoiSHADOW M INISTER FOR E D In ICATION CARLTON HITS OCJT AT DAWKINS EDUCATION FUNDING PROPOSALS

The shadow Minister for Education, Mr. Carlton said today that the Minleter for Employment, Education and Training, Mr. Dawkins should come clean with the exact details of the Governments proposals to fund higher education.

HWhat is Mr. Dawkins really hiding in his funding legislation and why is he avoiding adequate public debate by burying this legislation within the Budget".

"since the Wran Committee's proposal to institute yet another Labor tax, another Labor Committee has put forward amendments, yet we are still not allowed to view the final details."

"Mr. Dawkins has threatened industry with a levy. Is this part of the Tertiary Tax legislation or just playing politics to appease the union movement, who also oppose the introduction of this tax?"

"Our phones run hot with people complaining about the possible introduction of a new tax."

"What will happen to part-time students and external study students? What extra burdens will be placed on these people who work hard to make a living and study in their spare time to

improve their skills at their own expense?"

"There are no details as to the plight of poet graduate students many of whom are involved in technological research, the very area in which Mr. Dawkins supposedly wants to provide greater incentives".

"The White Paper on Higher Education has hit a wall of protest from the higher education sector, the very area that it is supposed to benefit".

"The Tertiary Tax and industry levy details will obviously be unpopular too and this explains why Mr. Dawkins is gagging any public debate and even debate within his own party and the union movement. *

Canberra 9 August 1988

Contaott Mike Kabos (062) 77 4151