Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten has launched a national campaign to stop Tony Abbott’s $100,000 university degrees from becoming a reality for Australian students.
Joel Fitzgibbon encouraged students, parents and grandparents in Hunter to stand with Labor against the Americanisation of higher education.
“A university degree should depend on hard work and good marks, not your parent’s bank balance,” said Mr Fitzgibbon.
“Tony Abbott and the Liberals want to take Australia down the path of a two-tier higher education system.”
“The Americanisation of our universities will put a degree beyond the reach of many young people in Hunter.”
“That’s not fair, and Labor will fight these changes,” said Mr Fitzgibbon.
Federal Labor has launched a national television and online campaign to stop Tony Abbott’s $100,000 degrees.
This comes at a time when students in Hunter are studying for final exams and considering, with their family, university courses.
“A degree shouldn’t be a debt sentence for students in Hunter and their families who are already struggling to make ends meet,” said Mr Fitzgibbon
“Australia needs an education system that gives every young Australian the opportunity to fulfil their full potential.”
More information on Labor’s national campaign against Tony Abbott’s $100,000 is available at http://www.nodebtsentence.org.au