Lambie’s not for moving

The senator for Tasmania can’t be swayed on the student funding bill

“I have already made up my mind,” she said on RN yesterday.  Senator Lambie expanded on her thinking about what is wrong with bill, notably that it is unfair to low-income students (CMM yesterday). And she is sceptical of the government’s commitment of 100 000 new places by 2030, saying she has seen no modelling from the government.

Senator Lambie also has advice for universities; they should stop using models from business, “and “go back to being teaching institutions for our children.”

So that’s that. On Wednesday the senator said, “there’s scope to reduce the Commonwealth’s contribution for some courses if we are trying to save money…. I think we can save the taxpayer some money and still make university accessible and affordable.”

Just not by this bill.


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