The draft Labor Party platform is out and what a whimsical tract it isn’t. But it is terrific for training, mentioned 150 times, plus 27 references to TAFE. Higher education, not so much (19 references) with universities in general referred to 37 times.
But what is not mentioned at all is demand driven funding. Certainly Labor’s leader and deputy, Bill Shorten and Tanya Plibersek, are on the record that the party will reinstate it in government, but the platform to go to national conference next week does not mention it. As Stewie Griffen puts it, CMM’s just saying.