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Greens Welcome Govt's Deregulation Back-down

Media Release
Robert Simms 1 Oct 2015

The Greens Spokesperson for Higher Education, Senator Robert Simms has welcomed the Government's announcement that it is abandoning attempts to deregulate the University sector during this term.

"Today's announcement is testament to the strong campaign run across the community against these reforms. Australians have well and truly rejected the Government's vision for a US style University system that prioritises wealth and privilege over access and opportunity."

"Minister Birmingham has only ruled out deregulation up until the next election, suggesting that these reforms are really just resting rather than dead and buried. The community must keep campaigning on this issue to ensure that these reforms stay in the ground. "

"The Greens will continue to stand with the community and promote our positive vision for world-class higher education sector," Senator Simms said.

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