Senate passes changes to Higher Education sector

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These loans will not only be in debt while studying, but it will widen the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students. (Image by Notyourbroom on Wikimedia Commons)

Yesterday on the last day of Parliament for the year, the Senate has passed a bill which will cut A$1 billion dollar in the budget. Other reforms were to scrap out the Student Start-up scholarships and replace them with loans. The most affected in this bill are disadvantaged students.

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