Praised with faint damns: Uni Queensland VC responds to Tehan package

 “While it is good news that some students will be paying less for their studies, it is very disappointing that others will be paying significantly more,” Peter Høj says

 In a message to students yesterday Professor Høj also identified other positives, the planned increase in domestic enrolment, increasing participation for Indigenous remote and regional students. He also assured undergrads that they will largely be exempt from the new higher and lower fees, which do not kick-in for three years.

The vice chancellor also liked another part of the package. “What is encouraging from Friday’s announcement is the minister’s commitment to working with the sector to provide a sustainable pipeline of funding for research. Addressing this long-standing issue will be essential to underpin the growth of a smart economy and assist Australia’s economic recovery, future prosperity and social cohesion.”