The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations is appalled (that’s appalled!) that coalition senator James McGrath has given notice of a bill to abolish the compulsory services fee universities collect from students (CMM yesterday).
“This is the latest move by the government to signal their ideological opposition to universities,” CAPA complains. It certainly is an ideological move by the senator, but the government probably less, not so much, as not at all. When the senate returns in February it will but three months to the election and the government will be giving priority to legislation with titles like “a bill for an act to be nice to everybody”.