Xenophon to have casting votes on university reform package

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The government’s University reforms package is proving to be a polarising piece of legislation as it heads to the Senate this week.

The question of whether or not it will pass will ultimately be answered by one man, crossbench Senator Nick Xenophon.

Education Minister Simon Birmingham is leading the coalition’s charge to reform the tertiary education sector, but it seems passing it through a senate where a bill lives and dies on crossbench support is proving a challenge.

So what do the changes intend to do and will they even pass the senate?

Myles Houlbrook-Walk asked these questions.

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