Government’s student loan bill setting up for Senate success

The government’s student loan bill (lifetime borrowing cap, lower repayment threshold) bill was in the Reps yesterday, where a couple of government speakers did their best to defend it while several hundred (at least it felt like that) Labor members explained and explained and explained how terrible it is. But among the deploreathons Rebekha Sharkie (Nick Xenophon Team – Mayo) suggested amendments can save the bill. Liberal senators have already suggested a debt ceiling rather than a lifetime cap on borrowings is a good idea, CMM March 20. Labor talked the bill right up to the adjournment debate last night but there are still two sitting days left this week.


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