Just in from the “curses! foiled again” desk

Former education minister Dan Tehan’s attempt to discourage students studying humanities and business by hiking course costs will not have big impacts over peoples’ life-time incomes, new research co-authored by father of HECS Bruce Chapman demonstrates.

Last year Mr Tehan dropped government annual contributions per student place by a range of $1000 to $5000 but hiked student contributions from a previous range of $6000-$11000 to $14 000 (CMM June 19 2020). But it appears that arts and business students will earn more for universities, while feeling no or not much, pain over-time. (Scroll down for a report on the research).