Restoring demand driven funding of undergraduate places is not in the Labor Party’s proposed platform, to go to national conference on the weekend (“what do you want for Christmas comrade? Speeches, please comrade”). However, deputy leader and education shadow minister Tania Plibersek keeps allowing herself ever-less wiggle room by repeating and repeating that a Labor government will restore DDF, most recently, at Universities Australia’s Christmas Drinks last week. “Our commitments are significant and sincere. Under Labor, universities will benefit from an additional investment of more than $10 billion over the next decade,” she added.